penn national indictments

Federal Judge Gives Veterinarians Probation In Penn National Corruption Case

More than four years after pleading guilty to charges of misbranding of drugs and conspiracy to misbrand in connection with an FBI investigation of corrupt practices at Penn National race course in Grantville, Pa., veterinarians Kevin Brophy, Fernando Motta, Christopher Korte and Renee Nodine were given two years probation and fined $5,000 each on Dec. […]

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Officials Charge Sixth Man With ‘Rigging’ Penn National Races

The Dauphin County district attorney in Pennsylvania charged a sixth man with rigging a publicly exhibited contest when former trainer Timothy M. Hooper was named in connection with the long-running investigation into corruption and prohibited medication practices at Penn National racetrack in Grantville. Hooper, 49, whose last start as a trainer came in March 2017, […]

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Penn National Probe: Trainer Oliva Latest Named On State Criminal Charges

Thoroughbred trainer Robert J. Oliva has been charged by the Dauphin County district attorney in Pennsylvania with rigging a publicly exhibited contest – a first-degree misdemeanor. Oliva, 60, is the fifth trainer to be brought up on state charges in an ongoing investigation into illegal medication practices and corruption at Penn National racetrack in Grantville, […]

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Kulp Latest Penn National Trainer Charged; Detective Says ‘Hundreds’ Of Owners, Trainers Implicated

Brandon L. Kulp became the fourth trainer based at Penn National in Grantville, Pa., to be charged in recent weeks by the Dauphin County district attorney with rigging a publicly exhibited contest in Pennsylvania – a first-degree misdemeanor. Based on comments by Dauphin County Detective William B. Jackson in an affidavit, reported in the Harrisburg […]

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Pennsylvania: The FBI Agent And The Trainer

Bruce Doupe is a special agent with the Federal Bureau of Investigation who has spent the last five of his 13 years at the FBI’s Harrisburg, Pa., office investigating what he calls ”allegations of criminal wrongdoing in the conduct of Thoroughbred racing at Penn National Race Course.” That characterization is taken from testimony Doupe gave […]

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Legal Defense Fund Created By National HBPA Supporting Indicted Penn National Trainer

A recently formed non-profit association affiliated with the National Horsemen’s Benevolent and Protective Association is helping fund the legal defense of trainer Murray Rojas, who has been charged with multiple counts of wire fraud and criminal conspiracy in a long-running federal investigation of horsemen and racing officials at Penn National racetrack in Grantville, Pa. Articles […]

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Feds Up The Ante Against Trainer Rojas, Seek $5.2 Million Judgment If Convicted

A federal grand jury in Harrisburg, Pa., has filed additional charges of wire fraud and conspiracy against owner-trainer Murray Rojas, alleging she illegally administered drugs to 47 horses over a period of more than five years. Authorities are seeking $5.2 million in a forfeiture judgment against her if convicted. Rojas, based at Penn National, was first indicted […]

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Combating A Culture Of Cheating: A Matter Of Trust

(First in a two-part series.) Horse racing has a culture of cheating. Its problem is drugs. It’s what the public calls doping. The methods differ, as do the drugs. At one end of the spectrum, horsemen and veterinarians inject horses on race day with a wide variety of drugs or other foreign substances. This practice is […]

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Federal Grand Jury Expands Criminal Charges Against Penn National Trainer

The United States Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced today that a federal grand jury brought additional criminal charges yesterday against a thoroughbred horse trainer already under indictment for wire fraud and criminal conspiracy. According to United States Attorney Peter Smith, Murray L. Rojas, age 50, of Grantville, Pennsylvania was charged in […]

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