Appellate Court Upholds Decision in Chait Case: Sustains Commissions Action in Revoking Owners Licenses, Daily Racing Form, 1954-06-23


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Appellate Court Upholds Decision in Chait Case Sustains Commissions Action In Revoking Owners Licenses NEW YORK, N. Y., June 22.— The Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court has upheld the action of the State Racing Commission in revoking the owners licenses of Mrs. Sara Chait and Burton D. Chait on charges of "fronting" for Abraham "Abe" Chait, who has been described as a "gangster, racketeer and ex-convict." The courts ruling was handed down late Monday in a unanimous opinion. Mrs. Chait and Burton Chait, wife and son of Abe Chait, had appealed the commissions ruling on the grounds that it was based on testimony taken before the state crime commission which they did not have the opportunity to refute. This testimony was given at a hearing for the Chaits, who raced under the nom de course of Putnam Stable, held by the racing commission last December. The court, in affirming the commissions action on denying licenses to the Chaits to race horses in the state, declared that there was ample evidence to support the boards decision. The opinion said: "Determination unanimously confirmed and the petition dismissed. The findings of the commission are amply supported by substantial, relevant and competent evidence and do not repose on the evidence deemed legally objectionable."

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