SUSAN BALA

Appeals panel upholds bankruptcy court ruling in favor of Susan Bala

Susan BalaFARGO (KVRR) – A federal appeals court has upheld a federal bankruptcy judge’s ruling against Attorney General Wayne Stenehjem in his lengthy battle with the owner of a Fargo horse betting business. Iowa-based federal bankruptcy judge Thad Collins ruled against state claims in the complicated legal odyssey that began in 2004 against Susan Bala. Collins wrote “enough is enough”…

Prosecutors Against Susan Bala’s Request For Certificate of Innocence

Her Conviction On Illegal Gambling Was Overturned On Appeal

COURTESY: KFGOFARGO, N.D. — Federal prosecutors are formally challenging a Fargo woman who wants to be declared innocent of running an illegal gambling business. Racing Services Inc. founder Susan Bala spent nearly a 1-1/2 years in prison before her conviction was overturned by the Eighth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for lack of sufficient evidence. Prosecutors say there’s “no legal…

Susan Bala Requesting a Certificate of Innocence from Federal Judge

She spent a year and a half in prison before her conviction was overturned and she was set free

  FARGO, ND — A woman who was convicted and later cleared of running an illegal gambling business based in Fargo wants to clear her name. Susan Bala’s attorney, Bob Hoy, is asking a federal judge to grant Bala a “certificate of innocence.” Bala was the founder of Racing Services Incorporated. She spent a year and a half in prison…

State Sen. Mathern Says ND Insurance Reserve Fund Won’t Pay Millions in Claim

Bala is now owed over $13 million in taxes collected by the state

COURTESY: KFGO  FARGO, N.D. — A state senator from Fargo says the North Dakota Insurance Reserve Fund will not pay a claim to Susan Bala. She is the founder of a former horse racing betting company in Fargo whose conviction for illegal gambling was overturned. Bala is now owed over $13 million in taxes collected by the state. State Sen….