Ben Currie: Electric stun mentor captured by police and accused of extortion
A mentor who was prohibited after supposedly wanting to give ponies electric stuns has been accused of extortion by police in Australia. It is affirmed Ben Currie “occupied with orderly false conduct” by giving ponies execution upgrading substances at that point asserting prize cash. The 28-year-old, from Toowoomba in Queensland, is serving a seven-and-a-half-year restriction from hustling. He was authorized for “ill-advised activity” and for utilization of disallowed substances.
The inappropriate activity charge identified with his supposed arrangement to utilize – or guidance to utilize – electric stun gadgets known as ‘jiggers’, which can improve a pony’s presentation. That pursued an examination concerning instant messages by the Queensland Racing Integrity Commission, which restricted him for four-and-a-half-years in May.
The commission likewise investigated cases Currie was associated with giving prohibited substances to steeds, for which he got an extra three-year boycott prior this month. Tuesday’s police charges pursued a 14-month long examination by officials from the Queensland Police Racing Crime Squad.
“It is affirmed the guilty party has occupied with efficient fake conduct where he has sourced and controlled unregulated steed enhancements intended to improve race execution,” a police explanation said.
“Therefore, it is additionally asserted the guilty party has untrustworthily picked up an advantage through qualification to prize cash for pure breed races in Queensland,” it included. Currie has been accused of one tally of irritated misrepresentation and has been safeguarded to show up in court on 15 July.
Queensland Racing honesty magistrate Ross Barnett said the police examination emerged from the commission’s own work. “This Racing Crime Squad examination has been completed freely from the commission yet we have offered help as mentioned including specialized guidance from our Racing Science Center scientific experts,” he said.