Attorney Wants Charges Dismissed

Published: April 1, 2014 03:59 pm EDT

It has been reported that the attorney for Thoroughbred trainer Samuel Webb, who was indicted in the United States in connection with a racing probe at Penn National Racetrack, has filed a motion to have the charges his client is facing tossed out of court.

An article by states that Webb’s attorney, Terrance McGowan, is calling for the charges to be tossed due to a lack of proof.

Additionally, the motion states that the U.S. Attorney's Office lacks jurisdiction in the case and that any action regarding the matter should be conducted by the Pennsylvania Racing Commission.

In November of 2013, Webb, 63, and fellow trainers David Wells, 39, and Patricia Anne Rogers, 43, were charged individually for three separate incidents at Penn National Racetrack in Grantville, PA.

The report states that McGowan has repeatedly asked prosecutors to provided detailed chemical analysis of the substances Webb is accused to have injected into one of his horses that were scheduled to race at Penn National.

(With files from

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