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An investigation into the matter began after the White Sox reported internal findings to Major League Baseball, and baseball officials then contacted authorities, the indictment says.

The White Sox in 2008 fired Wilder as director of player personnel and Mateo as a scout. The team offered few details at the time, saying only that the dismissals were “for actions in Latin America that were violations of club policy and standards.”

Wilder began his player-development career with the Oakland Athletics in 1990 after a seven-year minor league career the Oakland and Cubs systems.

He was assistant director of scouting and player development for the Atlanta Braves from 1991-95; farm director and assistant general manager with the Cubs from 1996-99; and vice president of player personnel and special assignment scout with the Milwaukee Brewers from 2000-03, before joining the White Sox late in 2003.

He oversaw Chicago’s entire minor league department and player development staff as well as the club’s Latin American operations.

Wilder was also a member of the United States Olympic Baseball team’s selection committee in 2000, helping assemble the team that won the gold medal.