Brother of Chicago Bears Hall of Famer Brian Urlacher is accused of illegal sports gambling activities
Brother of Chicago Bears Hall of Famer Brian Urlacher and nine others, including a police officer, are charged with running a multi-million dollar sports gambling ring
- Casey Urlacher, 40, was accused of conspiring and running an illegal gambling company, according to a charge against him and nine others
- Prosecutors say the scheme made millions of dollars through the website unclemicksports.com and relied on Urlacher to recruit new gamblers
- Urlacher is also the mayor of the Mettawa village in Illinois, about 35 miles north of Chicago
- His brother Brian, a former Chicago Bears and Hall of Famer linebacker, was not mentioned in the indictment
- 18-year-old police veteran in Chicago is accused of acting as agent in the settlement
The brother of Chicago Bears Hall of Fame linebacker Brian Urlacher and nine others, including a police officer, are in charge of running an offshore sports gambling company.
Casey Urlacher, who is also mayor of the Mettawa village in Illinois, was accused of conspiring and running an illegal gambling company, according to a complaint filed with the US court.
Prosecutors, who announced the indictment on Thursday, claim that Urlacher, 40, has hired new gamblers in a scheme that raised millions of dollars through a gambling website known as unclemicksports.com.
Urlacher was not immediately available for comment.
Casey Urlacher, along with nine others, were accused of an offshore sports gambling scheme that brought in millions, prosecutors say. He is the brother of the former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher and mayor of the Mettawa village in Illinois.
Former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher is pictured in 2011 in a match against the Carolina Panthers at Soldier Field in Chicago. His brother Casey was charged with nine others in an illegal offshore gambling program that brought in millions, prosecutors say.
He denied the charges against him when he was reached by the Chicago Sun-Times.
His brother Brian, who was not mentioned in the indictment, said he was unaware of his brother’s plan or alleged participation.
“I don’t know anything about it,” he told the Sun Times when asked about the charges.
Casey Urlacher had played football at Lake Forest College and the Arena Football League before he went into politics.
He was elected mayor of Mettawa, which has approximately 550 inhabitants, in 2013.
The indictment also accuses 42-year-old Nicholas Stella, an 18-year-old veteran of the Chicago police, of acting as a settlement agent.
Stella has been stripped of his police powers.
“Those who enforce the law should understand the importance of following the law like no one else,” said Police Commissioner Charlie Beck on Thursday.
“The allegations against the suspended police officer Nicholas Stella are very serious and undermine everything the men and women of the Chicago police represent.”
Casey Urhalcher is depicted as the mayor of Mettawa, a village in Illinois and a suburb of Chicago. He was chosen in 2013
Casey Urlacher played football at Lake Forest College and the Arena Football League before he went into politics
The charge alleges that the ring was led by Vincent DelGiudice, 54, who paid a Costa Rica-based sports book service charge to use his online platform and recruited gamblers to place bets on the website.
DelGiudice hired people to act as agents and to hire gamblers.
Federal agents searched DelGiudice’s Oakland Park home in April 2019 and found more than $ 1.06 million in cash, $ 347,895 in silver bars and jewelry and $ 92,623 in gold coins.
Federal agents searched Vincent DelGiudice’s home in Oakland Park in April 2019 and came in for more than $ 1.06 million in cash, $ 347,895 in silver bars and jewelry and $ 92,623 in gold coins. DelGuidice is the alleged bookmaker in a sports betting schedule that brought in millions
Prosecutors seek a $ 8 million judgment against DelGiudice, accused of conspiring to run an illegal gambling company, conspiracy to commit money laundering and money laundering.
It was not immediately known whether DelGiudice, Stella or the other defendants had obtained legal representation.