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Last man sentenced for role in gambling ring

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ALBANY, N.Y.—The final co-defendant in a gambling ring was sentenced on Tuesday.

Timothy Robillard, 44, was sentenced to one year of Conditional Discharge and ordered to forfeit $25,000 in illegal gambling profits.

Robillard pleaded guilty to one count of promoting gambling in the fire degree on February 18, 2014.

On July 7, 2011, Timothy Robillard knowingly engaged and profited from unlawful gambling activity with co-defendants Joseph Carucci, 68, of Albany, James Cerniglia, 47, of Clifton Park, Craig Hayner, 44, of Clifton Park, and Christopher Socola, 42, of Clifton Park.

Joseph Carucci, James Cerniglia, and Christopher Socola each pleaded guilty for their roles on June 25, 2013.

Joseph Carucci and James Cerniglia both pleaded guilty to one Count of Promoting Gambling in the Second degree. Christopher Socola pleaded guilty to one Count of Promoting Gambling in the First Degree.

Christopher Socola admitted to engaging in a bookmaking for profit scheme, including a July 2011 incident in Albany County. Joseph Carucci and James Cerniglia pleaded guilty to knowingly advancing or profiting from unlawful gambling activity, including incidents on or around July 7, 2011.  


On August 27, 2013, Christopher Socola, Joseph Carucci and James Cerniglia were sentenced to a one year conditional discharge. They forfeited $15,000 and $5,000 in illegal gambling profits respectively.

Craig Hayner pleaded guilty to one count of Promoting Gambling in the first degree on July 23, 2013. He also forfeited $250,000 in illegal gambling profits.

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