Friday, May 25, 2007

Tocchet pleads guilty in gambling ring case

From the Ottawa Citizen:

MOUNT HOLLY, N.J. - Former NHL player Rick Tocchet pleaded guilty Friday to running a sports gambling ring, but might not have to serve any jail time.Tocchet, who played for Phialdelphia, Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Boston, Washington and Phoenix in a career that spanned 22 seasons, is on leave from his job as an assistant coach for the Phoenix Coyotes. He pleaded guilty to charges of conspiracy to promote gambling and promoting gambling.


The 43-year-old Tocchet is the third man to plead guilty in the case, which New Jersey authorities dubbed "Operation Slapshot." The others, including state Trooper James Harney, are expected to get jail time.

Janet Jones, the wife of hockey great Wayne Gretzky, was accused of betting but was not charged in the case.
The scandal first emerged last year. Lets hope this is the end of it.

1 comment:

Ally Sinistra said...

Guess he is not going back to Phoenix.