03/08/2005 12:00AM

N.H. track license in jeopardy


The attorney general of New Hampshire has recommended to the state's racing commission that it rescind the license of Lakes Region Greyhound Park because of ongoing investigations of several of its officials.

The recommendation, sent to the commission Tuesday, cited an indictment released earlier this year in which two officials at the track, Jonathan Broome and Richard Hart, were charged with illegal gambling and money-laundering. The charge revolved around the use of offshore wagering accounts at rebate shops. Broome and Hart recruited players through a company called International Players Associates.

The attorney general, Kelly Ayotte, also wrote that Lakes Region violated state law by employing both Richard Hart and his brother, Kenneth, because both were convicted of a gambling felony in 1998.

Paul Kelley, executive director of the state racing commission, said Tuesday that the commission would schedule a hearing within the next 10 days to decide on the license.