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: Bay Area Senator Proposes 12-Year-Olds Should Have Vaccination Rights Without Parents Consent
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: DUI Suspected In Wrong-Way Crash That Killed Elk Grove Officer
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: Sacramento Buys Vacant 102-Acre Meadowview Road Lot To Help Homeless Community
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.