Urlacher co-defendant pleads guilty in gambling case

  • Mettawa Village President Casey Urlacher in March attends his first village board meeting since his federal indictment, for which he now has been pardoned.

      Mettawa Village President Casey Urlacher in March attends his first village board meeting since his federal indictment, for which he now has been pardoned. Mick Zawislak | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 2/3/2021 12:41 AM

Two weeks after Donald Trump handed Casey Urlacher a full pardon in the final hours of Trump's presidency, the lead defendant in the case that put Urlacher in legal jeopardy pleaded guilty to a federal gambling charge in a Chicago courtroom.

Vincent "Uncle Mick" DelGiudice, 55, of Orland Park, admitted Tuesday he ran an illegal sports gambling ring based around Chicago that allegedly involved as many as 1,000 gamblers and netted DelGiudice $8 million.

 

He pleaded guilty to a gambling conspiracy and money laundering in a rare, in-person hearing on the 25th floor of the Dirksen Federal Courthouse.

The Chicago Sun-Times has more at chicago.suntimes.com.

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