29 Jun '15, 8pm

Report: Phil Mickelson tied to illegal sports betting with nearly $3 million involved:

Five-time major champion Phil Mickelson transferred nearly $3 million to place illegal bets on sporting events, according to a report on ESPN.com. The report states that Mickelson, who has not been charged with a crime, transferred $2.75 million to Gregory Silveira of La Quinta, Calif., in March 2010. Silveira was charged in California federal court of laundering money from an illegal gambling operation. According to court documents, Silveira knew when he received the initial $2.75 million dollars from a gambling client, believed to be Mickelson, into his private Wells Fargo account that the proceeds were for illegal sports betting. When Silveira transferred the money from his account to other bank accounts days later, he admitted in court documents that he initiated the transactions with the intent to promote an illegal gambling operation in violation of federal law. The ...

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