Racing prize money withheld for corruption co-accused
Racing and Wagering WA says its withholding the payment of prize money to two men – senior public servant Paul Whyte and his co-accused Jacob Anthonisz.
The men were charged with fraud last week – accused of taking $2.5 million dollars from the Department of Communities however the police prosecution told the court that could blow out to $25 million.
Mr Whyte and Mr Anthonisz own several horses involved in racing.
Nine News reporter Gary Adshead says there are claims trainers haven’t been paid.
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