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Jail Officer Pleads Guilty in Illegal Sportsbetting Ring

Jail Officer Pleads Guilty in Illegal Sportsbetting Ring

Albany County Jail Officer Timothy Robillard has pleaded guilty for his role in a large illegal online sportsbetting ring, where he took bets from the inmates and placed them. Robillard admitted to having promoted gambling before the state supreme court justice Joseph Teresi in Albany.

Robillard will receive his sentence the 15th of April, but has to pay $25,000 back as well as cooperate with the ongoing state and federal case. Robillard and his attorney didn't provide any comments to the case, not providing information about if they are happy with the result.

Robillard and the people he worked with locally were charged with their crimes on April 10th last year, having played a part of a massive online gambling ring stretching from Oklahoma to Florida. Robillard is hoping to be charged on a state level and not a federal level, which would give him a much shorter prison sentence just like his co-worker James Cerniglia received.

The day Robillard and his associates were busted, Robillard  and Cerniglia got hand cuffed and taken out of the prison, while other associates were arrested on their home addresses. 

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