Clifton Park man enters guilty plea in gambling case
ALBANY, N.Y. – A 44-year-old Clifton Park man pleaded guilty to promoting gambling in Albany County Supreme Court on Tuesday.
Timothy Robillard, 44, of Clifton Park, pleaded guilty to one count of felony Promoting Gambling.
According to investigators, on July 7, 2011 at locations in and around Albany County, Timothy Robillard, acting with co-defendants Joseph Carucci, 68, James Cerniglia, 47, Craig Hayner, 44, and Christopher Socola, 42, knowingly engaged and profited from unlawful gambling activity.
Socola admitted to engaging in a bookmaking for profit scheme, including a July 2011 incident in Albany County. Carucci and Cerniglia pleaded guilty to knowingly advancing or profiting from unlawful gambling activity, including incidents on or around July 7, 2011.
Robillard faces one year of a Conditional Discharge and must forfeit $25,000 in illegal gambling profits when sentenced in April.
Carucci and Cerniglia both pleaded guilty to one count of misdemeanor Promoting Gambling in June. Socola pleaded guilty to one count of felony Promoting Gambling.
In July, Hayner pleaded guilty to one count of felony Promoting Gambling.
On August 27, 2013, Socola, Carucci and Cerniglia were sentenced to a one year conditional discharge. Carucci and Cerniglia forfeited $15,000 and $5,000 in illegal gambling profits respectively.
Hayner admitted to engaging in a bookmaking for profit scheme, including a July 2011 incident in Albany County. He also forfeited $250,000 in illegal gambling profits at the time of sentencing.
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