Horsemen's Group Chair Pleads Guilty

Published: September 2, 2011 12:02 pm EDT

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.

An article by WWL TV explains that Alfortish was set to go on trial to face the charges when he entered the 11th-hour guilty plea.

Alfortish was set to face a 29-count fraud indictment, which, among other aspects, dealt with rigging an election to remain president of a non-profit aimed at supporting the state's horseracing industry.

Alfortish now faces up to five years in prison and up to a quarter-million dollars in fines.

(With files from WWL TV)

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