Addiction, Disease, and Stealing
Together they blew the money at casinos, receiving thousands of dollars in freebies and other comps.
At his wife's sentencing, Ackley testified that he had no idea where all the money that they were gambling came from. He is either willfully stupid or lying.
The DAs office thinks it's the latter and hence the charges against him.
At Carol Ackley's sentencing, (she got 4-20 years) Asst. DA Greg Hurchella asked Ackley during all those trips to the casinos "Did you have a good time?"
Ackley said he did.
Throwing herself on the mercy of the court, his wife claimed to be in the grips of a gambling addiction. Her lawyer argued that the casinos were more to blame for the theft than she was.
Judge Jim Nilon disagreed.
For a couple in the grips of a terrible addiction, they sure seemed to be having a lot of fun.