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NY Attorney Re-Files 291-Count Indictment
In New York, a new grand jury "has reaffirmed a 291-count indictment against former NY Racing Association clerk of scales Mario Sclafani & assistant clerk of scales Braulio Baeza (a former jockey & member of the US Racing-Hall-Of-Fame) for allegedly falsifying records & allowing jockeys to ride overweight in 2004," reported thoroughbredtimes.com. Sclafani & Baeza were indicted last September, but prosecutors re-filed the indictment last month after 1 of the original grand jurors wrote a letter to newspapers & public officials attacking the case. According to the charges, Sclafani & Baeza "allowed jockeys to ride as much as 15lbs over their assigned weights".