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Sosa Settles Suit with Firm Over Charity Tax Case Payment

Sammy Sosa (Photo: AP) Sammy Sosa (Photo: AP)

MIAMI (AP)- Sammy Sosa settled a lawsuit Tuesday that alleged the Baltimore Orioles slugger owed more than $22,000 for a law firm's work in resolving tax disputes with the Internal Revenue Service, a lawyer said.

 Details of the settlement were not released.

"The matter has been satisfactorily resolved and the parties remain on good terms," said Richard Josepher, a partner in the law firm. Sosa's agent, Adam Katz, did not return a telephone message.

The lawsuit, filed earlier this month in Miami-Dade Circuit Court, claimed Sosa failed to pay the Boca Raton firm Tescher, Gutter, Chaves, Josepher, Rubin, Ruffin and Forman. The firm represented Sosa and his charitable foundation in two tax cases that were resolved in Sosa's favor.

According to the lawsuit, Sosa and his agent paid bills from April 2001 through last October but did not make any further payments as required once the tax cases were settled in U.S. Tax Court in December.

Sosa, who was traded in February from the Chicago Cubs to the Orioles, ranks seventh on the all-time home run list with 574.

Currently on the disabled list with a toe injury, Sosa is batting .221 this season with 14 homers and 45 RBIs.

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