ALBANY, N.Y. -- A former Albany County corrections officer and two others were sentenced Tuesday for their involvement in an internet gambling ring.
According to the Albany County District Attorney, the ring started in Albany in 2009 and spread across the U.S.
Former corrections officer James Cerniglia, 47, seen in the glasses in the video, along with Joseph Carucci, 68, and Christopher Socol, 42, were sentenced in Albany County Court.
Cerniglia and Carucci forfeited $15,000 and $5,000 in illegal earnings.
In June, Socola pleaded guilty to promoting gambling, a felony, and Carucci and Cerniglia pleaded guilty to promoting gambling, a misdemeanor. All three co-defendants must continue cooperation as outlined in their guilty pleas.
In July, a fourth co-defendant, Craig Hayner, 42, pleaded guilty to promoting gambling. He will be sentenced on September 24th.
The case against a fifth man, Timothy Robillard, remains open at this time.