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Exposing Wrongdoing in Racing

The FBI, horse racing and exposing wrongdoing

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By: Ray Paulick |

In the United States, we’ve come to expect the Federal Bureau of Investigation to take the lead on solving important criminal cases: terror attacks, organized crime, kidnappings, extortion and espionage. Of course, the FBI has also squandered valuable resources investigating whether or not Hillary Clinton should have used a private email server when she was Secretary of State for President Barack Obama. For more than five years, an agent for the FBI has been camped out at Penn National racetrack near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, working with a federal prosecutor to expose wrongdoing in horse racing. Considering the effort, he doesn’t have a lot to show for it. There have been indictments and guilty pleas. A clocker was nabbed for taking cash to falsify workouts. A racing office employee admitted to accepting money in exchange for providing information on upcoming races. Several veterinarians copped a plea on charges they gave medication to…

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