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A-Rod sued over South Florida real estate deal

Controversial slugger's former brother-in-law claims he was cut out of profits
January 06, 2015 01:45PM

From the South Florida website: New York Yankees’ Alex Rodriguez is finally up to bat again — but this time in court. The controversial slugger, who is prepping for spring training in Miami after serving out a 162-game suspension, is being sued by his former brother-in-law over an Edgewater property.

Constantine Scurtis is suing Rodriguez in Miami-Dade Circuit Court over claims the baseball star reneged on him in an agreement to invest in property in the Edgewater neighborhood, according to a published report.

Scurtis filed the complaint on Dec. 17, according to county records.

Rodriguez and Scurtis partnered with ACREI LLC on a South Florida real estate deal in 2003, which gave Rodriguez nearly 95 percent of the profits, the Daily Business Review reported. Scurtis claims Rodriguez went behind his brother-in-law’s back and cut him out the profits. [Daily Business Review]Katherine Kallergis