Brian Urlacher’s brother among 10 named in federal gambling indictment

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CHICAGO — The brother of Chicago Bears legend Brian Urlacher was among 10 people named in a federal gambling indictment.

Casey Urlacher, 40, faces federal criminal charges after being accused of acting as an agent and recruiting bettors for an illegal offshore sports gambling ring in exchange for a cut of the better's losses.

Federal prosecutors said the sports ring was called and was run out of Costa Rica. The website brought in millions of dollars from Chicago area gamblers from 2016 to 2019 before online sports betting became legal in Illinois.

Also indicted was 42-year-old Nicholas Stella, an 18-year veteran of the Chicago Police Department.

On Thursday, interim CPD Supt. Charlie Beck released a statement saying, "Those who enforce the law should understand more than anyone the importance of following the law. The allegations against suspended police Officer Nicholas Stella are very serious and if proven, they undermine everything the men and women of the Chicago Police Department represent."

Vincent Delguidice, 54, an Orland Park man known as "Uncle Mike" was also charged, as was Matthew Knight who was known as "Sweaters." The indictment alleges Delgiudice paid a Costa Rica based Sportsbook a service fee to use its online platform. The FBI raided his home last year and seized more than a $1 million.

All of the men involved were given a $10,000 bail and were allowed to sign their own recognizance bonds.

Urlacher faces up to five years in prison. He is currently the mayor of Mettawa in Lake County and briefly had a career in the Arena Football League. He tried out for the Chicago Bears but did not make the team.

Read the full indictment below:

Federal Indictment by WGN Web Desk on Scribd


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