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Bonuses for executives at embattled OTB

The feds and state continue to investigate OTB amid allegations of malfeasance, but Henry Wojtaszek and his deputies have been awarded $40,000 in bonuses

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Western Regional Off-Track Betting Corp. awarded $40,000 in bonuses to its top executives in January, even as federal and state investigators continued a probe into allegations of malfeasance at the public benefit corporation.

At OTB’s January 19 board meeting, the 13 directors present voted unanimously to award a bonus of $12,000 to Henry Wojtaszek, president and chief executive officer.

Including the bonus awarded by the board, Wojtaszek is making more than $200,000 in salary, plus benefits.

The board also awarded bonuses of $6,000 each to Scott Kiedrowski and William White, both vice presidents, and $6,000 to Jacquelyne Leach, chief financial officer. According to meeting minutes, the bonuses were awarded to recognize “outstanding performance” in “overcoming a challenging and stressful working environment.”  You can read the full story on Investigative Post's website

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