The leaders of an equine organization in Southern Illinois are coming under fire after a group of trainers and horse owners filed suit against them in Madison County Circuit Court last week. Twenty-two members of the Illinois Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association filed the suit in an effort to oust the group's president and executive director. At issue, is what the plaintiffs refer to as financial oversight and secrecy. They are seeking an audit of the group's records in hopes of accounting for more than $3-million from state impact fees that were in an association bank account in 2010.

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