Ex-Sox Exec Pleads Guilty to Fraud

David Wilder was senior director of player personnel

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    David Wilder

    Former White Sox boss David Wilder pleaded guilty Friday to taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in kickbacks from Latin American prospects.

    Wilder, along with former Sox scouts Jorge Oquendo Rivera and Victor Mateo, was charged last year with one federal count of mail fraud, the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    The trio was accused of taking money that, on the books, was added to prospective players' signing bonuses. Wilder lost his job as the team's senior director of player personnel in 2008.

    Wilder will be sentenced after the other cases are resolved, according to the report.

    It was also reported last February that Wilder was pouring the pocketed cash into Club Burn, a gay bar in Phoenix.