Investigation of Harness Sport in N. Y. Comes to End, Daily Racing Form, 1954-05-08


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Investigation of Harness Sport in NY Comes to End EndALBANY ALBANY N Y May 7 A sweeping in ¬ vestigation of harness racing scandals that furnished most of the fireworks at the 1954 legislative session came to an end today todayGovernor Governor Dewey announced the windup by releasing the text of the final report from the Moreland Act Commission which investigated the trotting tracks Dewey did not act formally however to discharge the four commission members membersDewey Dewey appointed the commission last October 10 Drastic legislation to put a tight rein on the racketridden harness industry resulted from its inquiry inquiryThe The commission in its final report said it conducted more than 700 interviews and examinations More than 200 persons were questioned in private while upwards of 100 gave testimony in public hearings hearingsSome Some 16000 pages of testimony were taken and substantially all of 2080 searching and exhaustive questionnaires were answered under oath the report added addedSome Some 250000 was set aside to pay for the harness racing industry and a second Moreland commission investigating work ¬ mens compensation abuses abusesMembers Members of the commission are George P Monaghan current harness racing czar and Bruce Bromley John P Bros nan and George Trosk

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