Equestrian CENTER OWNERS POCKETED THOUSANDS IN ‘HORSE EUTHANASIA GRANTS’ WITH FALSE DOCUMENTS

Representatives of a private equestrian center were caught abusing a system that provides subsidies for euthanizing old or injured horses to prevent safety accidents and pocketing tens of millions of won by submitting false documents without actually euthanizing them. The Gwacheon Police Station in Gyeonggi Province announced on the 23rd that it has detained two people, including A, in his 50s, who each run a private equestrian center, on suspicion of violating laws on subsidy management and recently sent them to prosecutors. A and others are suspected of taking advantage of the ‘Horse Use Diversification Subsidy Support Project’, which the Korea Horse Association provides a subsidy of 1.5 million to 2 million won per horse to euthanize retired horses to prevent safety accidents at equestrian centers on behalf of the Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, and obtaining the subsidy with false documents.

After receiving and submitting fake euthanasia certificates in the name of a veterinarian for a total of 63 horses, they were found to have received a total of 84.9 million won in subsidies. In May, police received a request from the Korea Horse Racing Association to investigate the suspected fraudulent receipt of subsidies by A and others, and after conducting an investigation, police obtained a confession from A and others that they had “fraudulently received subsidies .”In addition, the police applied for a pre-prosecution bond for 84.9 million won in subsidies and received a citation decision from the court. “They applied for subsidies for a total of 100 horses, some of which were actually euthanized, but it was confirmed that they only submitted false documents for 63 horses,” said a police official. “We will also notify the Korea Horse Racing Association 카지노사이트 of the relevant facts so that they can take action according to the regulations.”

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