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Attorney charges OTB intimidating witness

A ranking administrator is cooperating with the FBI as they probe OTB. His lawyer says he's being punished as a result.

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The attorney for a senior manager of the Western Regional Off Track Betting Corp. says his client is being punished for cooperating with a federal investigation of the agency.

Federal investigators apparently consider the allegation of witness intimidation serious enough that they have subpoenaed records from the OTB to review the matter.

“He’s being intimidated because he’s cooperating,” Steven Cohen, the senior manager’s attorney, said. “All my client is doing is not lying to federal investigators.”

For more on this story, please visit the Investigative Post website.

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