Senate Approves $15.2 Million for Bala

The lawsuit settlement was for $13.5 million

BISMARCK, N.D. The North Dakota Senate has approved $15.2 million to pay back the owner of a former Fargo horse betting business.

Susan Bala was convicted of illegal betting but a federal appeals court overturned the conviction, and ordered the state to pay Bala back.

The lawsuit settlement was for $13.5 million.

With interest, that amounts to an estimated $15.2 million.

The money has been added to a “deficiency appropriations” bill and the money will come from the Strategic Infrastructure Investment Fund.

The bill now goes to the House for a vote.

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