Boston Grand Prix CFO Charged With Kicking Photographer While Leaving Court

Thu, Feb 2, 2017 1,321

One of the the former-executives of Boston Grand Prix is facing criminal charges, but they have nothing to do with BGP’s failed attempt to bring an IndyCar race to Boston.

John Casey, formerly BGP’s chief financial officer, was arraigned Thursday on charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon for allegedly kicking a Boston Herald photographer, the Associated Press reports. The 53-year-old pleaded not guilty and was freed on $1,200 bail.

Casey is accused of kicking a photographer in the arm Wednesday shortly after leaving a courtroom where he had a hearing for a civil suit. That case was filed on behalf of Global Partners, which is seeking $275,000 it paid BGP to sponsor the Grand Prix of Boston.

Although he denies striking them, reportedly Casey said he had a panic attack when the “aggressive” photographer approached him.

Casey reportedly is representing himself in the civil hearing as well as the criminal case.

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