Joint Investigation Results In Charges

Published: May 26, 2009 10:21 am EDT

According to a story by the Hamilton Spectator, a Hamilton veterinarian and a Burlington man accused of posing as a vet have been charged after a joint

investigation. The report also states that the charges are not related.

Teamed with the Ontario Racing Commission's investigations unit and Hamilton police, the Ontario Provincial Police Organized Crime Enforcement Bureau laid the charges. The report also states that cash and drugs relating to horse racing were seized in the operation.

The report states that Hamilton veterinarian Dr. Murray Bonshor, 48, has been charged with illegal sale of drugs under the Food and Drugs Act.

In December of 2008, the ORC ruled that no horses treated by the Dr. Bonshor would be allowed to race until 2019 due to Aranesp/EPO-related issues.

The Hamilton Spectator article states that, according to police, during searches of one home and office $38,000 in cash was seized as well as bills and receipts.

The report states that the Burlington man that posed as a vet is 64-year-old John Guerra.

Click here to read the article in its entirety.

(With files from the Hamilton Spectator)

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