Track Official Facing Wire Fraud Charge

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.

According to an article by the Paulick Report, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania has announced that Craig Lytel, a 60-year-old racing official employed by the Penn National Race Track in PA, will plead guilty to the charge.

Lytel has been accused of providing trainers with inside information regarding the make-up of horse races. It is alleged that trainers then utilized that information to enter their horses into races that they had a better chance of potentially winning.

A plea agreement has reportedly been filed in regard to the case, which allegedly saw Lytel receive cash, and, at other times, golf outings, gift cards and dinners.

(With files from the Paulick Report)

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