Attorney Who Tried to Kill Handicapper is Released From Prison

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ALLENTOWN, Pa. -- A 70-year-old attorney who was sentenced to prison earlier this month for trying to kill a noted sports handicapper has been released on parole, less than two weeks after being sentenced, Gambling 911 can reveal in an exclusive report!

Robert Franklin Creem of Whitehall, Pa., was released from Lehigh County Prison in Allentown, Pa., on Thursday, according to Dale "The Philly Prince" Stickel, the handicapper who Creem tried to run over with his car three times in the last year.

"I just got a call from the Lehigh County District Attorney's Office," Stickel told Gambling 911 Friday. "Creem is out. He has to leave town immediately and go to Michigan, where he will live with his brother. If he decides to drop by and see me before he leaves, me and my gun will be ready for him."

Three times in the past year, the now-disbarred attorney tried to run over the capper with his car, as a long-simmering beef between the former neighbors came to a violent head.

(The beef involved personal matters, not handicapping.)

Each time, Stickel was able to jump out of the way of Creem's silver Lexus at the last moment, including one time when the capper was walking another neighbor's pet cat.

The incidents took place at an upscale gated condominium complex in Whitehall, a suburb of Allentown, where Stickel lives and where Creem used to live.

Earlier this month, on St. Patrick's Day, Creem was sentenced in Lehigh County Court in Allentown to 9-23 months in Lehigh County Prison, also in Allentown, by Judge Kelly Banach, after admitting he thrice tried to run over Stickel and copping a plea.

Creem blamed his actions on "mental illness" and a failure to take his prescribed meds.

Stickel was in court to personally witness the sentencing.

Stickel, who takes his capping alias "The Philly Prince" from his hometown of Philadelphia, has worked in all aspects of the sports betting industry.

Before establishing the website Atlantic City Odds (www.acodds.us) and the Twitter feed phillyprince1 and becoming a professional sports handicapper and bettor, he worked on the other side of the counter, as a bookmaker at English Sports Betting (ESB) in Montego Bay, Jamaica, one of the world's first offshore sports betting operations.

While at ESB, he also co-hosted along with former Chicago Bears quarterback Jim McMahon the ESB-sponsored "Las Vegas Sporting News Radio Show," a weekly nationally-broadcast radio program about sports handicapping and sports wagering.

He also appeared on the "Las Vegas Sporting News Television Show," also sponsored by ESB.

By Tom Somach

Gambling 911 Staff Writer


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