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FBI Probe: Penn National Trainer Murray Rojas Sentenced To 27 Months In Federal Prison

Trainer Murray Rojas was sentenced on Monday to 27 months in federal prison on 14 felony counts of misbranding prescription drugs over a 13-year period from 2002-’14 at Penn National in Grantville, Pa. Rojas was convicted by a jury in June 2017┬áin United States District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania in Harrisburg, Pa. […]

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Trainer Beattie At Rojas Trial: ‘Almost Everybody’ Illegally Treated Horses On Race Day

Stephanie Beattie threw fellow horsemen under the bus during her testimony for the prosecution Tuesday afternoon at the federal trial of Murray Rojas, a former rival for leading trainer honors at Penn National in Grantville, Pa. Beattie admitted she routinely had her horses illegally treated with therapeutic medications on race day by the same veterinarians […]

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Penn National: Wells Sentenced To Three Months In Prison In Race-Fixing Case

David Wells, a former trainer/owner who was based at Penn National, will serve three months in prison after being sentenced Monday morning for his part in a race-fixing case at Penn National. According to a report at PennLive.com, Wells will be incarcerated at the Dauphin County Prison in Harrisburg, Pa. Judge Deborah E. Curcillo also […]

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Penn National: Wells Pleads Guilty to Race Fixing Charge

David Wells, a former trainer/owner who was based at Penn National, pleaded guilty Dec. 16 in a county court to one count of “rigging a publicly exhibited contest” as part of a deal with federal prosecutors, according to a report in the Daily Racing Form. The count carries a maximum penalty of five years in […]

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Penn National Arrests: One Year Later

It’s been a year since three trainers and a clocker at Penn National racetrack in Grantville, Pa., were indicted on federal criminal charges in a wide-ranging investigation that remains active to this day, according to sources. What’s happened since last Nov. 20, when a federal grand jury issued indictments against trainers Samuel Webb, David Wells, […]

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Penn National: Trainer Wells To Plead Guilty to Lesser Race Fixing Charge

Trainer/owner David Wells has agreed to plead guilty to the state misdemeanor charge of “rigging a publicly exhibited contest” at Penn National Race Course, according to court documents, in exchange for a three-count federal indictment being dropped. Last November, following a four-year investigation, a federal grand jury indicted Wells, trainers Patricia Rogers and Samuel Webb, […]

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Clocker in Penn National Case Signs Plea Deal, to Cooperate With Feds

Danny Robertson, the Penn National clocker who is one of three people facing federal criminal charges for defrauding the public, has agreed to cooperate with prosecutors and has entered into a plea agreement that will be considered in a Harrisburg, Pa., court room next week. On June 25, Robertson signed the agreement admitting his guilt […]

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Penn National: Attorney for Trainer Charged in Race Fixing Case Wants Charges Dropped

Terrance McGowan, the attorney that represents trainer Samuel Webb, has asked a U.S. Middle District Court judge to dismiss the charges claiming that his client drugged racehorses at Penn National Race Course. Webb, along with trainers David Wells, Patricia Rogers, and clocker Danny Robertson were arrested last November at Penn National and charged with fraud […]

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Penn National Flashback: Gill Warned of Indictments

People can’t say there were no warning shots fired in advance of last week’s wire fraud charges and arrests of three trainers and a clocker at Hollywood Casino at Penn National racecourse in Grantville, Pa. The indictments and arrests of trainers Patricia Rogers, Sam Webb, and David Wells, along with clocker Danny Robertson, were part […]

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