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Horse Racing / Race Fixing Trial #51994

ABC Evening News for Monday, Nov 06, 1978
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(Studio) Report on New Jersey trial involving chgs. of horse race fixing against several well-known jockeys and trainers. State's star witness, Tony Ciulla said to have testified today.
REPORTER: Max Robinson

(Mt. Holly, New Jersey) Details of Ciulla's testimony about alleged race-fixing at Garden State Park, New Jersey, in 1975 given; Judge Victor Friedman's refusal to allow artist Aggie Whelan to sketch Ciulla's face because he is in federal relocated witness program noted. [Accused jockey Paul KALLAI - denies participation in race-fixing; won't ever do it. Thinks Ciulla testimony is joke.] Ciulla's reported testimony to federal authorities concerning bribing of jockeys, include Angel Cordero, Junior, Jorge Velasquez and Mike Venezia, who all deny it, stated. 1972 congress testimony of reputed Ciulla associate Bobby Byrne reported [BYRNE - discusses bribing of jockeys.] Outlook for cleanup of thoroughbred racing given.
REPORTER: Bill Stewart Artist: Aggie Whelan

Robinson, Max;
Stewart, Bill

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