Illegal Horse Racing Plea Deals Reached - - Tulsa, OK - News, Weather, Video and Sports - |

Illegal Horse Racing Plea Deals Reached

MARIETTA, Okla. (AP) -- Eleven people charged in connection with an alleged illegal horse racing operation in Love County have reached a plea deal with prosecutors.
The 11 are pleading guilty to misdemeanor gambling charges in exchange for deferred sentences and their testimony against four people accused of operating the racing track near Thackerville.

Jesse Romero, Sonya Romero-Quezado, Martin Treja and Geraldo Ruiz face racketeering charges as the alleged operators of the Red River Playgrounds racing track.

Each could be sentenced to ten years to life in prison if convicted.

The track was raided in July by more than 200 law officers following a year-long undercover investigation by the Oklahoma Horse Racing Commission and the state Bureau of Investigation.

Related stories:

7/29/2007 Horse Track Raided

8/1/2007 Raid At Race Track Leads To Charges
Powered by Frankly
News On 6
303 N. Boston Ave.
Tulsa, OK 74103 is proud to provide Oklahomans with timely and relevant news and information, sharing the stories, pictures and loves of Oklahomans across our great state.
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2018 KOTV. Oklahoma Traveler™ is a registered trademark of Griffin Communications. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy, and Terms of Service, and Ad Choices.