Footballers and jockey found guilty of corruption

Nine individuals, including footballers Michael Chopra, Mark Wilson and James Coppinger, and jockey Andrew Heffernan, have been found guilty of breaches of the Rules of Racing, following a British Horseracing Authority Inquiry into alleged corruption. The Inquiry centred on allegations that Heffernan fixed a number of races between 1 November 2010 and 31 March 2011. All defendants received lengthy bans from involvement in horseracing.

Rachel Kapila was junior counsel for the BHA.

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25th January 2013