From Sporting News Today:
Federal investigators are looking into the skimming of signing bonuses given to prospects from Latin America, according to SI.com. Among the people they are focusing on is Washington G.M. Jim Bowden. The investigation stretches back as far as 1994, when Bowden served a similar role in Cincinnati.
Two sources inside baseball said that Jorge Oquendo, 47, is the man who links the FBIÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s investigations
of Bowden and his special assistant Jose Rijo to a similar investigation of former Chicago White Sox senior director of player personnel David Wilder. Last May, the White Sox fired Wilder and two Dominican-based scouts after allegations surfaced that they had pocketed money earmarked for player signing bonuses. Oquendo worked for Wilder in 2006 and 2007, as well as for Bowden with the Reds in 1994 and again with the Reds from 2000 through 2003. Oquendo left Cincinnati in 2005, two years after Bowden was fired. A spokesman for the FBI division handling the case refused comment when contacted by SI on Friday, and Bowden, who has previously denied any wrongdoing, did not respond to SIÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s interview request.
UPDATE (by Chad): I’m linking to this post by Red Hot Mama only because I can’t get enough of that picture of Leatherpants on a Segway.