CHICAGO — The youngest individual charged in a sports activities betting ring that included a northern Illinois mayor pardoned by then-President Donald Trump has averted jail time for bringing a bookmaking operation to the Illinois State College campus.
A federal decide in Chicago sentenced Matthew Namoff, 25, on Tuesday to 6 months of house confinement and a $10,000 fantastic. He pleaded responsible in April to conspiring to conduct an unlawful playing enterprise.
Namoff is the seventh individual to be sentenced in a sequence of associated playing circumstances, the Chicago Solar-Instances reported.
Two of the six folks beforehand sentenced bought jail time, however 4 others averted it. Trump pardoned one other defendant, Mettawa Mayor Casey Urlacher — the brother of former Chicago Bears star Brian Urlacher — in January.
Federal prosecutors say the playing ring’s alleged chief, Vincent “Uncle Mick” DelGiudice of Orland Park, groomed Namoff and made him an equal associate within the bigger playing ring DelGiudice ran on-line.
Prosecutors stated Namoff managed 60 gamblers at Illinois State College, and DelGiudice noticed it as a enterprise alternative as a result of Namoff’s gamblers would ultimately go away the Regular, Illinois, campus, get jobs and enhance their bets.
“These weren’t small bets in a dorm room over beer,” Assistant U.S. Lawyer Terry Kinney wrote in a courtroom memo.
Protection legal professional Darryl Goldberg stated he “basically” disagreed with the prosecutor’s characterization of Namoff, insisting that he “pales compared” to others charged in reference to the playing ring.
DelGiudice, 55, pleaded responsible in February to playing conspiracy and cash laundering prices however he has not but been sentenced. He admitted that he ran the bigger bookmaking enterprise from 2016 to 2019 in and round Chicago.
Prosecutors allege DelGiudice paid a Costa Rica-based sportsbook a service charge of $10,000 per week to make use of its on-line platform and recruited gamblers to put wagers on his web site.