Second Speakeasy Defendant Pleads Guilty

A second defendant in the Capitol Hill/Belltown speakeasy case has pleaded guilty to gambling charges.

Ian McNamara pleaded guilty to two counts of 2nd degree professional gambling earlier today.

McNamara is scheduled to be sentenced on June 17th.

McNamara and six other men were charged as part of a two-year SPD and federal investigation into an illegal gambling ring operating out of several speakeasies in Seattle, which led to a $217, 000 drug bust–which police sources tell us had an estimated street value in the millions.

Last week, McNamara’s co-defendant, William Donnell, also plead guilty to gambling charges and was sentenced to 50 hours of community service and a $500 fine.