Pokie scam suspect beats his accusers

A man who is the focus of a nationwide probe into an alleged pokie scam has scored a morale-boosting legal victory over those investigating him.

The Department of Internal Affairs (DIA) says the investigation relates to the alleged manipulation of pokie grants.

Horse trainer Mike O’Brien was charged with making a false statement with intent to deceive.

The charge relates to statements made by Mr O’Brien to an Internal Affairs investigator in 2009 regarding his involvement with the Blenheim-based gambling society, Bluegrass Holdings Ltd.


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