The trial for former Keeneland employee accused of taking $780,000 from track’s ATMs has been rescheduled for March.
Richmond resident Larry Wilson faces 12 criminal charges in federal court related to wire fraud, filing false tax returns and money laundering.
He pleaded not guilty at his arraignment earlier this year in U.S. District Court in Lexington.
His trial had been set for Dec. 12, however, his attorney moved this month for a continuance. The attorney, Christopher A. Spedding of Lexington, said the defense team has been sifting through about 55,000 documents related to the case and needed more time to prepare.
The defense attorney also said he would be filing a motion to authorize an expert forensic accountant.
The U.S. Attorney’s office did not object to a continuance, according to a report from the motion hearing. Judge Joseph M. Hood rescheduled the jury trial for March 11 in Lexington.
The prosecution did not seek pretrial detention, and Wilson was released 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 the indictment. He is accused of inflating requests for cash from track’s money room and then pocketing the extra money.
He was fired from Keeneland in May 2009, according to court documents.
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