Twelve jockeys and trainers were indicted yesterday on charges of widespread race fixing at GSP in Cherry Hill NJ. The indictments were a result of an investigation that began in 193 and led to one indictment involving five defendants and four prison terms for race fixing at Atlantic City race track in Feb 1976.
State Attorney General William F Hyland said that Anthony Ciulla of Stoneham MA now serving a four-to-six year sentence for the Atlantic City race-fixing conviction was the state’s chief witness in the current charges. He has been moved from a state prison to a secret location for his own protection. His family is also in protective custody.
He noted that Mr. Ciulla faced an additional five years in prison in Rhode Island on a similar conviction there.
John Kevin Daly of Cornwells Heights PA and Ralph Baker of Barrington NJ, among the twelve indicted received probationary terms for race fixing last year at Pocono Downs in PA.