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The Latest On The Thomas Vanek Gambling Situation

from Michael Russo of Russo's Rants,

While the National Hockey League said Friday it will continue to keep an eye on a federal illegal gambling and money laundering case in Rochester, N.Y., that Thomas Vanek has testified in as the government’s prime witness, the Wild forward likely won’t face league discipline unless he faces criminal charges or bet on hockey.

Vanek’s agent, Steve Bartlett, told the Star Tribune Friday that “Thomas is not in any way, shape or form involved in any illegal activities or in trouble here.”

Vanek bet on football and was paying off a gambling debt, according to Bartlett.

Vanek’s in the news again because a defense attorney for a man who pleaded guilty to illegal gambling and conspiracy to launder money Thursday alluded to the fact that the check his client helped launder came from Vanek while he played for the New York Islanders.

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Evilpens's avatar

Govt does not like the great Unwashed moving in on their business

Posted by Evilpens on 10/31/14 at 12:11 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

This is a dicey situation.

Hope the cards aren’t stacked against him.

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I’ll be here all week

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 10/31/14 at 12:37 PM ET

NHLJeff's avatar

“Thomas is not in any way, shape or form involved in any illegal activities or in trouble here.”

Vanek bet on football and was paying off a gambling debt, according to Bartlett.

Confusing. Were the football bets he placed not illegal?

Posted by NHLJeff from Pens fan in Denver on 10/31/14 at 01:04 PM ET

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