Former Carousel Acres Employee Settles Suit Against Owner

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A former stable employee where 27 horses died last year has settled a lawsuit against her former boss.

Marina Salazer worked at Carousel Acres Equestrian Center for eight years.

She sued stable owner Brad Raphel after he accused her of poisoning the animals.

A six-month federal investigation ultimately determined the horses died from ingesting pesticide used to kill weevils in their food.

Under the settlement, Salazer received an undisclosed payment and a public apology from Raphel.

Raphel has already been fined four thousand dollars by the Department of Agriculture because he was not licensed to handle the pesticide.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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