Sammy Sosa Sued for $203,000

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    Despite his best efforts to disappear, former Cubs slugger Sammy Sosa can't fade away fast enough.

    The latest bit of news about the home-run king makes him sound more like scammin' Sammy than Slammin' Sammy. 

    Sosa is being sued for $203,000 by a businessman in the Dominican Republic who says the former Major Leaguer owes him for — among other things — commission on a house that Sosa sold to Vin Diesel.

    Carim Abu Nabaa alleges that Sosa has not paid him a commission of $150,000 on a house sale, $43,000 for a luxury watch, and $10,000 for getting Reggaeton singer Don Omar to perform at Sosa's 41st birthday party.

    Sosa has been ordered to appear in a Dominican court on Dec. 2, according to legal documents.

    Sosa played for the Chicago Cubs from 1992 to 2004 and became one of the league's best hitters. He also played for the Texas Rangers, Chicago White Sox and Baltimore Orioles.

    Calls to Sosa's representatives in the Dominican Republic were not returned.

    Jose Enrique Alevante, a lawyer for Abu Nabaa, told AP his client helped Sosa sell a $3 million house in the Dominican Republic to the  Diesel and that he was owed a 5 percent commission on the sale.