Horseman's group ends inquiry

Tuesday, July 9th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Lexington, Kentucky-AP) -- One of two investigations into money paid by Oklahoma casinos to members of a Kentucky and national horseman's association is ending.

The board of the Kentucky Horseman's Benevolent and Protective Association has voted to end its internal investigation into possible violations of federal law and misuse of funds.

Investigators say a contract between Choctaw Racing Services and a group of three Kentucky H-B-P-A officials and two others may have violated the Interstate Horseracing Act and federal laws governing Indian gaming facilities.

The five were reportedly paid a total of 125-thousand dollars.

An investigation by the association's national parent organization continues and the results are due later this month.