Hollywood Casino and Racetrack employee pleads guilty

Written by The Associated Press | Jul 24, 2014 5:23 AM
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(Harrisburg) -- A Dauphin County racetrack employee has acknowledged reporting false workout times for horses in exchange for cash.

Sixty-three-year-old Danny Robertson has pleaded guilty in federal court in Harrisburg to wire fraud.

Bettors often consult workout data to make wagers. Prosecutors say Robertson gave inaccurate or completely fabricated times for horses at Hollywood Casino and Racetrack in Grantville.

A November indictment alleged Robertson provided the false numbers to both racing officials and the Kentucky-based data clearinghouse Equibase.

The Hershey man faces up to 20 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. 

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