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Bronson Arroyo’s former assistant arrested for allegedly selling pitcher’s boat illegally

Bronson Arroyo boat

Anthony Acosta, who is Bronson Arroyo’s former assistant, was arrested Monday and charged for allegedly selling the pitcher’s boat illegally.

Acosta, 38, is accused of selling a yacht in 2013 that belonged to the now-retired pitcher, The Tampa Bay Times reports.

Acosta, who was fired by Arroyo in 2012, allegedly told Arroyo the yacht sank in Tampa. The former assistant then allegedly sold the boat for $22,000 in 2013, well below its supposed value of $167,000.

An issue arose when the new owners discovered that there was a lien on the boat and asked for their money back, which Acosta refused. The issue was then taken to authorities, who later talked to Arroyo. Arroyo told them Acosta forged his signature on the bill of sale.

Accosta is being held in jail on charges of forgery and grand theft.

Here is a look at the yacht, which Arroyo named the “Nasty Hook.”

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