Fayette County

Alleged Zayat Fraud: Years In the Making, Four Months to Unravel

The $23-million lawsuit by a lender against Ahmed Zayat and his financially troubled Zayat Stables, LLC, was nearly four years in the making. But a series of red-flag events over the last four months put the alleged fraud more alarmingly into focus, sparking frantic efforts by the plaintiff to get the troubled racing and bloodstock business into court-mandated receivership before the equine assets used to secure $30 million in loans were potentially sold off and hidden. Although the major allegations in the civil lawsuit filed by MGG Investment Group, LP,...

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