betting and gambling
According to sources and court documents, nearly $3 million was transferred from golfer Phil Mickelson to a middleman as part of an illegal gambling operation that took and placed bets on sporting events.
Phil Mickelson is a 5 time major winner and is also one of the most popular and wealthiest players on the PGA Tour, but he has not been charged nor is he under federal investigation.
However, last week a 56 year old former sports gambler has pled guilty for being a channel to an offshore gambling operation and for laundering about $2.75 million.
Gregory Silveria has come to an agreement with prosecutors and has pled guilty to three counts of money laundering from a gambling client that has not been named between February 2010 and February 2013.
Mickelson has not been named, but sources say that the unnamed client is he. Mickelson though could not be contacted for comment and Glenn Cohen his personal attorney would not comment, but did say that another attorney assisted in the matter. Silveria also would neither comment nor his attorney.