- Associated Press
Tuesday, March 14, 2017

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - The owner of a horse betting business in North Dakota says the state has agreed to pay her more than $13 million after her conviction for illegal gambling was overturned.

A federal bankruptcy judge has ruled the state must refund Susan Bala the money it collected for taxes. Bala founded Racing Services Inc. The Fargo-based business handled bets for closed-circuit horse race gambling sites. Bala spent more than a year in prison before a federal appeals court overturned her conviction.


Bala tells KFGO (http://bit.ly/2nzRnfV ) the $13 million doesn’t include interest payments. The attorney general’s office, which prosecuted the case, declined comment.

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Information from: KFGO-AM, http://www.kfgo.com


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