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Resource ID: #21160
Subject: Politics
Source: Herald-Leader (Lexington, Ky.)
Date: 2003-03-15



Reporters from the Lexington Herald Leader spent three months investigating and writing about corruption in the Kentucky Racing Commission and its Backside Improvement Commission. They found that the Kentucky Racing Commission gave hundreds of people (with political connections) all-access passes to the Kentucky Derby. The investigation also uncovered a "special account" held by the commission, and found that the commission chairman hired many personal and political acquaintances, including his ex-girlfriend and daughter-in-law, and the governor's step-daughter.

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