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Simmonds Arrested, Charged With Fraud

December 21, 2016:

Investigators with the York Regional Police Major Fraud Unit have arrested nine people -- including a former Standardbred industry participant -- and laid 42 charges in connection to a criminal organization responsible for defrauding, businesses, banks and private investors of more than $30 million....read on

Haskell Pleads Guilty In Superior Court

November 21, 2016:

On Monday, November 21 in Ontario Superior Court, horseman Chris Haskell pleaded guilty charges to fraud and attempted fraud over $5,000 in relation to incidents in 2010 at the now-shuttered Windsor Raceway....read on

Riesberry Sentenced

April 11, 2016:

Late last week, the Ontario Superior Court of Justice handed former Standardbred horseman Derek Riesberry a sentence for fraud and attempted fraud. The sentence marked the end of a five-and-a-half-year legal process that stemmed from Riesberry’s illegal use of performance-enhancing substances in racehorses....read on

Federal Prison For Former Track Official

February 19, 2016:

On Thursday, February 18, a former racetrack official was sentenced to a four-month term in federal prison due to charges in relation to race fixing....read on

Harness Trainer Guilty Of Fraud

February 5, 2016:

Earlier this week, a Standardbred trainer pleaded guilty to a charge of 'dishonestly obtaining financial advantage by deception' after he admitted to having defrauded a client of more than $25,000 over a five-year period for the breeding and training of a racehorse that did not exist....read on

Supreme Court Rules On Riesberry

December 18, 2015:

Trot Insider has learned that on Friday, December 18, the Supreme Court of Canada released its decision in regard to horseman Derek Riesberry’s appeal of fraud convictions....read on

Track Official Facing Wire Fraud Charge

September 30, 2015:

It has been announced that a racetrack official has agreed to plead guilty to a wire fraud charge in relation to having accepted money and other forms of kickbacks in exchange for privileged racing information....read on

Riesberry Appealing To Top Court

November 17, 2014:

It has been reported that trainer Derek Riesberry will be appealing his fraud conviction to the Supreme Court of Canada....read on

Appeals Court Finds Riesberry Guilty

October 30, 2014:

The Ontario Court of Appeal released a decision this week which states that Standardbred trainer Derek Riesberry has been found guilty of fraud....read on

Horsemen's Group Chair Pleads Guilty

September 2, 2011:

It has been reported that former Louisiana Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association Chairman Sean Alfortish has pleaded guilty to a charge of fraud and conspiracy....read on

DHB/Point Blank Back In The News

February 28, 2011:

The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged a major supplier of body armour to the U.S. military and law enforcement agencies for engaging in a massive...read on

USHWA To Replace Stolen Ring

February 24, 2011:

It has been reported that 96-year-old United States Harness Writers Association co-founder Murray Janoff has had his gold Hall Of Fame ring stolen by a caregiver that is now facing charges. The ring, unfortunately, has since been...read on

Brooks' Problems Continue

September 15, 2010:

Fallen ex-racehorse owner David Brooks was yesterday found guilty on the 17 counts he faced in relation to a $185 million fraud of his former company, DHB Industries, but his problems do not end there...read on

Brooks Found Guilty On All Charges

September 14, 2010:

It has been reported that on Tuesday, September 14, former racehorse owner and DHB Industries CEO David Brooks was found guilty and convicted on all 17 counts he faced in his over-the-top fraud trial...read on

Report: Brooks Still Has Affinity For Pens

September 9, 2010:

After having requested a hearing into why ex-racehorse owner David Brooks has been under strict terms during his recent incarceration while on trial for fraud, Brooks' defense attorneys and the rest of those in the hearing learned that there had been two previously unreported incidents regarding...read on


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