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Crime

February 18, 2014

Keeneland wire fraud, money laundering case rescheduled

RICHMOND — The trial for a former Keeneland Association employee accused of stealing $780,000 from the racetrack’s ATMs has been pushed back until summer.

Larry Wilson of Richmond is charged in federal court on 12 counts related to wire fraud, filing false tax returns and money laundering.

His trial was scheduled for March 11 in Lexington, however his attorney requested a continuance earlier this year. The attorney, Christopher A. Spedding, said he needed more time to evaluate the financial documents produced during discovery.

Senior U.S. District Judge Joseph M. Hood granted the motion Feb. 11 and set the trial for June 24. The U.S. District Attorney’s Office did not object, according to court documents.

Wilson was released from custody in early May but cannot leave the eastern district of Kentucky or make any disposition of assets without court permission.

Wilson was hired in 2006 to service ATMs at the Keeneland horse-racing venue, according to his indictment. He is accused of inflating requests for cash from the track’s money room and then pocketing the extra money.

He was dismissed from Keeneland in May 2009, according to court documents.

Sarah Hogsed can be reached at shogsed@richmondregister.com or 624-6694.

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