Veterinarians Plead Guilty

Published: April 14, 2015 03:15 pm EDT

It has been reported that four veterinarians have pleaded guilty to charges related to their roles in the illegal doping of racehorses.

According to an article by FOX 43, Dr. Kevin Brophy, age 60, Florida, Dr. Fernando Motta, age 44, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, and Dr. Christopher Korte, age 43, Pueblo, Colorado, pleaded guilty on Tuesday, April 14, while Dr. Renee Nodine, age 52, Annville, pled guilty on Monday (April 13).

The illegally activities took place at the Penn National Race Course, which features live Thoroughbred racing.

Each of the veterinarians were charged with allegedly administrating medications to racehorses within the 24-hour time period before race time even though they knew that the practice was in violation of the rules.

According to the report, the veterinarians had reached a plea agreement with prosecutors, and part of that agreement saw the vets identify many trainers that they conspired with to illegally administer the medications.

The article explains that, according to the charges, the vets backdated billing charges to avoid detection and administration of the medications were not included on reports that were submitted to the state racing commission on the horse’s race day.

Sentencing will take place at a future date.

(With files from FOX 43)

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