The following press release was issued by the Department of Justice and outlines additional charges brought against Spotted Saddle Horse trainer Barney Davis, Christen Altman, Jeffery Bradford and Paul Blackburn.  A federal grand jury in Chattanooga, Tenn. returned a 34 count superseding indictment on April 26, 2011, charging the above parties with additional Horse Protection Act violations and related financial crimes.

The original four-count indictment was brought on March 18, 2011 and only included Davis, Altman and Bradford. In the superseding indictment Blackburn has been added to the conspiracy and Horse Protection Act violations and Davis and Altman have money laundering and wire fraud charges added.

The investigation stems from the activities at the 21st Annual National Spotted Saddle Horse Association Mid-Season show held at the Coffee County Fairgrounds in Manchester, Tenn. on July 30-31, 2010.  

For the complete press release from the Department of Justice, click here.