Mr. Padilla represented the Karla Balentien, Venezuelan model / television personality and wife of Wladimir Balentien former major league baseball player turned Japanese home run hitter in a divorce and injunction for protection against domestic violence.
A former Major League Baseball player who broke Japan’s single-season home run record in 2012 has been arrested here in Florida on domestic-violence charges.
Wladimir Balentien, was charged with a felony false imprisonment charge and a misdemeanor battery charge in a weekend confrontation at his wife’s Miami-area house. The couple, married for about six years, is going through a divorce.
According to a police affidavit, Karla Balentien refused to answer the door or her phone when Wladimir Balentien arrived at the house Sunday. Wladimir Balentien then pulled out several window screens and climbed into the house through a dining room window.