Make this page my home page
  1. Drag the home icon in this panel and drop it onto the "house icon" in the tool bar for the browser

  2. Select "Yes" from the popup window and you're done!

Home  >  Topics  >  Legal

August 02, 2006
Print Comment RSS

N.J. trooper charged with running gambling ring

The Associated Press

A New Jersey state trooper charged with running a massive gambling ring with Phoenix Coyotes assistant coach Rick Tocchet and another man is due in court Thursday.

That's according to a lawyer representing James Harney. Craig Mitnick won't say why Harney is to be in state Superior Court -- only that he is scheduled to appear before a judge in Mount Holly, New Jersey.

Tocchet, Harney and James Ulmer were charged in February with running a gambling ring.

Harney and Tocchet are both 40 years old. They became friendly more than a decade ago when Harney was a bartender in Philadelphia and Tocchet was playing for the Philadelphia Flyers.

After they were charged, Harney was suspended from the state police and Tocchet took an indefinite leave of absence from his job as the top assistant coach of the Phoenix Coyotes.

PoliceOne Offers

Sponsored by

P1 on Facebook

Connect with PoliceOne

Mobile Apps Facebook Twitter Google

Get the #1 Police eNewsletter

Police Newsletter Sign up for our FREE email roundup of the top news, tips columns, videos and more, sent 3 times weekly
See Sample