Suspended trainer Jarrod McLean is expected to face extortion, blackmail and threat to kill charges over an alleged incident involving an outstanding debt from a racehorse owner in Rowville last year.
Police have interviewed McLean, 39, and a 45-year-old Baringhup man after a report was made to Knox Police Station in the second half of 2019.
Sources familiar with the matter told The Age the alleged victim was a racehorse owner who owed McLean more than $10,000. It is alleged the Baringhup man was ordered by McLean to threaten the victim to pay the debt.
The pair have been released but Victoria Police confirmed in a statement that two men were expected to be charged on summons in relation to blackmail, extortion, make threats to kill and threats to damage property offences.