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OTB whistleblower files lawsuit

Michael Nolan, OTB’s former chief operating officer, is asking a judge to award him $14.5 million for his treatment over the last two years.

The whistleblower fired by Western Regional Off-Track Betting Corp. filed a lawsuit last week that claims he was terminated for cooperating with state and federal investigations of his employer.

Michael Nolan, OTB’s former chief operating officer, is asking a judge to award him $14.5 million for his treatment over the last two years, and to reinstate his employment, according to the suit. 

The filing, submitted to federal court Aug. 12, names CEO Henry Wojtaszek and OTB Board of Directors Chairman Richard Bianchi. It says the pair “swiftly, aggressively, and austerely retaliated against” Nolan for speaking with investigators and testifying before a grand jury.

The pair “made it a living hell for him to continue to exist at OTB,” said Steven Cohen, Nolan’s attorney, when he spoke to Investigative Post about Nolan’s treatment last year.

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