Should Mark Powell have received jail time for defrauding the public's betting interest?

Should Mark Powell have received jail time for defrauding the public's betting interest?

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August 13, 2022
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Started by Lori Powell

Mark Powell was found guilty of breeding and running two Ango-Arabians in races that only "pure registered Arabians" were allowed to participate in at Delaware Park in 2018. Currently, there are no such races (except for maybe unsanctioned Match races) in the USA except for breeds deemed "pure." Mark knowingly bred 2 (some say 3) Arabians to Thoroughbreds and was somehow able to pass them off as pure Arabian to basically cheat in races these horses were put in as Thoroughbreds are faster than an Arabian. This is illegal and defrauds the betting public! He was subsequently found out, found guilty and banned from racing horses at any track. He was also banned by the Arabian Race Association for ever breeding another Arabian Horse. He was threatened with jail time, but never received it. And today, although the part-bred horses were taken out of the race circuit, he has acquired an anonymous LLC to continue running under the noses of the Arabian Industry with his girlfriend April Fano as the front person. She perjured herself during the Delaware Racing Commission meeting to avoid any sentencing or action yet that was never addressed, and she was released from any wrongdoing. 

Sadly, Mark Powell threw his own brother under the bus during the hearing, as he had asked his brother, who is a world renown Arabian Endurance/Race trainer, to repair some leg damage these two part-breds received under Mark's care. His brother had absolutely no knowledge of the pedigree these two horses had as it is not the trainer's duty to verify race papers other than check the lip tattoo which was done. His brother is now suffering the backlash and has not been able to get his trainer's license back or even attend a race as a spectator while Mark continues to both race and attend. Mark's narcissism and sociopathic behavior (as he continues to bash his brother out of jealousy to tracks and the Arabian community) has crippled his brother's business even after his brother was fully exonerated of all wrongdoing. 

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