NHL gambling ring
James Ulmer, who is accused of being an alleged accomplice to James Harney in a gambling ring, has said he will plead guilty today to charges and will cooperate with authorities.
The gambling ring focused on America’s national ice-hockey league, the NHL, and was running for 5 years before authorities discovered it last February. The ring was said to be worth approximately $1.7 million and involved bettors such as current NHL players and hockey legend Wayne Gretzky’s wife, Janet Jones.
However, up untill now only Rick Tocchet, Harney and Ulmer have been charged.
Ulmer, who faces up to 364 days in county jail if found guilty, has also said that he will testify against Tocchet, who is a former NHL player and is assistant coach for Gretzky’s Phoenix Coyotes. Tocchet’s lawyer, Kevin Marino, refused to comment on the matter.
Back in August, Harney pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy, promoting gambling and official misconduct and could face up to 7 years in jail.
Editor, Jackpot.co.uk - 2006-12-01 11:49:18