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NYRA Hit with False Race Charges

Philadelphia Inquirer
September 22, 2005

Two key New York Racing Association officials were charged yesterday with falsely reporting the weight of several prominent jockeys at the association’s three thoroughbred tracks and defrauding the betting public and the horses’ trainers and owners, state Attorney General Eliot Spitzer said. An indictment unsealed in Saratoga County Court charges NYRA clerk of the scales Mario Sclafani and assistant clerk of the scales Braulio Baeza with 291 criminal counts.

Published on September 22, 2005, Page C12, Philadelphia Inquirer, The (PA)