Well known Harness Racing Owner John Leahy, from Chicago, was sentenced on Thursday 19 May 2005 to almost four years in prison.
As head of a Chicago insurance brokerage Company he was convicted in an insurance scam involving businessman James Duff. He was convicted of aiding Duff in cheating insurers of more than $3 million.
John Leahy was USTA Owner of the Year a few years ago, owning such great horses as Pacific Flight N ($508,454), Ohyouprettything ($1,279,368),($830,011), ($1,539,630) and many many more.
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