Harness Racing NSW on 26 May 2014 commenced the hearing of a charge issued against former driver Mr Greg Bennett under the provision of Rule 187 (2).
On 7 February 2014, Mr Bennett was issued with a charge under Rule 187 (2). In that on 7 September 2011, he did give false and misleading evidence to HRNSW during the course of its investigation into possible corrupt activity by licensed persons and former HRNSW employees. The false and misleading conduct related to the production of a mobile telephone.
On 21 March 2014, Mr Bennett through his legal representatives pleaded not guilty to the charge. Mr Bennett further confirmed his plea at the hearing on Monday.
Mr Bennett’s legal representatives made submissions that HRNSW Manager-Integrity and Chairman of Stewards, Mr Sanders withdraw from chairing the inquiry. In support of these submissions, Mr Bennett’s representatives sought an adjournment to provide further evidence.
After hearing the submissions on this matter, and considering the application for further evidence the hearing was adjourned until after HRNSW delivers it’s decision on the application for Mr Sanders to withdraw.
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