Sosa sued by businessman

Updated: November 26, 2009, 4:58 PM ET
Associated Press

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Sammy Sosa is being sued for $203,000 by a businessman who claims the former Major Leaguer owes him for commission on a house sale, among other things.

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.

In legal documents obtained by The Associated Press, Sosa has been ordered to appear in a Dominican court on Dec. 2.

Sosa played for the Chicago Cubs from 1992-2004 and became one of the league's most feared 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 and that he was owed a 5 percent commission on the sale.


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