SACRAMENTO (CBS13/AP) — Two former employees of the Sacramento Public Library and the wife of one of them have been found guilty of corruption related to a contract for building maintenance.
Prosecutors said James Mayle, 66, and his wife, Janie Rankins-Mayle, 63, were convicted Monday of grand theft and bribery by a Sacramento County jury. James Mayle, the library’s former security director, also was convicted of criminal conflict of interest.READ MORE: Boy, 9, Dies From Injuries Suffered In East Bay Area Train Crash
A separate jury previously convicted Dennis Nilsson, 65, the library’s former maintenance supervisor, of 16 counts of grand theft, bribery and conflict of interest.READ MORE: Homicide Investigators Investigate Suspicious Death On Village Centre Drive In Sacramento
Prosecutors say the company owned by Rankins-Mayle overcharged the library for building maintenance. An investigation found the $1.3 million in payments from 2004 to 2007 should have been about half that amount. Nilsson was paid by Mayle and Rankins-Mayle more than $100,000 in bribes for approving the invoices.MORE NEWS: Electra Fire: Mandatory Evacuation Zone Expanded In Amador, Warnings In Effect For Calaveras
Nilsson and Mayle were convicted of directing contracts to Mayle’s wife. Sentencing for all three will be Jan. 20 and all are expected to be sent to prison.