CHICAGO – The brother of Chicago Bears Hall of Fame liner Brian Urlacher has been acquitted on federal charges he recruited for a multimillion-dollar illegal offshore gambling ring.
Casey Urlacher, mayor of the small Chicago suburb of Metawa, was among those pardoned in the final hours of President Donald Trump’s term as part of a wave of pardon actions that benefited more than 140 people.
Casey Urlacher, 41, was indicted last February and pleaded not guilty the following month.
He also played football, but with limited success, after playing at Lake Forest College and the Arena Football League before becoming mayor of the village of less than 550 people in 201
Brian Urlacher backed Trump by contributing to Trump’s campaign shortly after his brother was indicted and visited the White House and presented the president with a 54-shirt Chicago Bears days after his brother pleaded not guilty.
In a statement announcing the pardon early Wednesday, the White House said Casey Urlacher “was committed to public service and constantly returning to her community,” adding that his mayoral position had not been paid for and that he was “a devoted husband.” to the wife and loving father of his 17-month-old daughter. “