Ex-Sox Executive Sentenced For Signing Bonus Scandal

(CBS) Former White Sox scouting executive David Wilder was sentenced to two years in federal prison Wednesday for accepting approximately $440,000 in kickbacks from the signing bonuses and contract buyouts of Latin American prospects.

Wilder, 52, took money from 23 prospective players between December of 2004 and February of 2008.

He pled guilty to mail fraud in February of 2011.

U.S. District Judge Charles Norgle mandated that Wilder begin serving his sentence on Oct. 31.

He’s also ordered to pay back $440,781 in restitution to the White Sox.


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