LOCAL NEWS | MAY 10, 2019

LOCAL NEWS | MAY 10, 2019

LOCAL NEWS | MAY 10, 2019

A former horse trainer at Penn National Race Course has been sentenced to 27 months’ in prison on 14 felony convictions for misbranding prescription drugs on race day, and conspiracy.  Former trainer Murray Rojas of Grantville was sentenced on May 6th.  Rojas was also sentenced to serve 2 years of supervised release and to pay a $5,000 fine. According to U. S. Attorney David Freed, Rojas directed veterinarians to administer drugs to her horses on race day in violation of track rules and state law.  The conspiracy took place between 2002 and 2014, and involved 58 races.  Rojas conspired with three veterinarians to have the drugs dispensed and administered to horses on the day they were entered to race. As part of the conspiracy, the veterinarians attempted to conceal this conduct by backdating invoices, as well as submitting fraudulent veterinarian treatment reports to the Pennsylvania Horse Racing Commission.


The investigation continues after a burglary earlier this week in Huntingdon County.  According to State Police, someone entered a residence on Raystown Road in Walker Township on Monday and removed a Sony 70-inch 1080P TV valued at $1,700.


Tickets for the United Way of Mifflin-Juniata’s “Dancing With the Stars” are sold out.  If you would still like to support the event, you can give to a dance team or donate online.  “Dancing With the Stars” will be Saturday, May 18th at the Londonderry Restaurant in Milroy.  For more information, visit http://www.mjunitedway.org/.




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