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Paragallo arraigned on 35 counts of animal cruelty
Published: Wednesday, August 19, 2009
CATSKILL — Horse breeder Ernest Paragallo, who was banned from racing after a police raid at his upstate New York farm, has been arraigned on 35 counts of animal cruelty.
Paragallo appeared Tuesday before Judge George Pulver Jr. in Greene County Court but didn’t enter a plea. The case was adjourned for 45 days. Paragallo remains free on $5,000 bail and has denied abusing the animals. If convicted of the misdemeanor counts, he could face up to two years in jail and $35,000 in fines.
State police raided Paragallo’s farm 20 miles south of Albany on April 8. They accused the Long Island resident of failing to adequately care for the horses.
Paragallo, owner of 1996 Derby favorite and fifth-place finisher Unbridled’s Song, has started more than 4,500 horses and earned over $20 million in purses.
— The Associated Press
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