State official says horse racing fund has been abused
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State official says horse racing fund has been abused

August 15, 2019


PART OF STATE GOVERNMENT… CHEATING THE SYSTEM! A JUST-RELEASED REPORT FINDS IT IS MIS-USING MILLIONS MEANT TO OVERSEE HORSE RACING. ‘8 ON YOUR SIDE’ GOVERNMENT REPORTER PETE MUNTEAN IS LIVE IN HARRISBURG WITH DETAILS. RON, THE STATE’S FINANCIAL WATCHDOG SAYS THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE HAS BEEN ROBBING FROM PETER TO PAY PAUL. 3 3 MILLIONS IN TAXES ON HORSE RACE TICKETS AND BETS HAVE BEEN ABUSED BY THE STATE FOR YEARS, SAYS STATE AUDITOR GENERAL EUGENE DEPASQUALE. EDPTHIS NEW REPORT SAYS MONEY WAS TAKEN OUT OF THE STATE’S HORSE RACING FUND– MEANT FOR A HORSE RACING OVERSIGHT. INSTEAD, IT WAS BEING USED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE TO COVER MORE THAN SIX MILLION IN PERSONNEL COSTS AND BUDGET SHORTFALLS. DEPASQUALE SAYS ITS NOT JUST AN ABUSE OF MONEY, ITS ALSO AN ABUSE OF PUBLIC TRUST.EDP

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