Suspended trainer Jarrod McLean named in blackmail, extortion, threats to kill offences
Suspended trainer Jarrod McLean has been linked to a police investigation into an incident relating to extortion, threats to kill and damaged property. Victoria Police said they have interviewed two men over an alleged incident in the Melbourne suburb of Rowville between May and December 2019.
“The men, aged 39 and 45 from Yangery and Baringhup, were released and are expected to be charged on summons in relation to blackmail, extortion, make threats to kill and threats to damage property offences,” police said in a statement.
The Age newspaper has named the 39-year-old as McLean and Racing Victoria says it is aware of the new investigation. “We’ve been notified by Victoria Police that they have an ongoing investigation into the conduct of a male from Yangery and another from Baringhup,” RV said. “As it is an ongoing police investigation it’s inappropriate for us to comment any further, other than to say that we remain interested in the matter.”