04/24/2013 10:03 EDT | Updated 06/24/2013 05:12 EDT

British former racehorse owner disqualified for 2 years after pleading guilty to corruption

LONDON - A former racehorse owner has been disqualified for two years after pleading guilty to involvement in a corruption scandal in Britain.

Michael Turl was charged along with jockey Eddie Ahern and four other men with violating various horseracing rules, including stopping horses running on their merits and passing on inside information for races from September 2009 to February 2011.

The men are scheduled to appear at a five-day disciplinary hearing of the British Horseracing Authority from Monday, but the governing body says on Wednesday that Turl has already entered a guilty plea.

Turl, who was now an unlicensed individual, was also fined 10,000 ($15,000).