Tabata's wife pleads guilty

Updated: July 21, 2010, 11:55 PM ET
Associated Press

TAMPA, Fla. -- A woman accused of faking a pregnancy and stealing a baby to fool her husband, Pittsburgh Pirates outfielder Jose Tabata, into thinking he was the father has pleaded guilty.

Amalia Tabata-Pereira, 44, pleaded guilty in Hillsborough Circuit Court on Wednesday on charges of kidnapping, interference with custody and impersonating a public officer.

In March 2009, Tabata-Pereira posed as an immigration official and threatened a migrant worker and her boyfriend with ...

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