Library Corruption Case Goes to Court
Three people accused of running a corruption scheme at the Sacramento Public Library had their first day in court Wednesday.
Wednesday, April 2, 2008
The Sacramento County Superior Courtroom that held the hearing is just two blocks away from Dennis Nilsson and James Mayle’s former employer: the Sacramento Public Library. The two are accused of steering maintenance projects to a company owned by Mayle’s wife, Janie Rankins-Mayle. The library paid Rankins-Mayle’s company more than a million dollars for the work – and in return, the company allegedly sent Nilsson $90,000 in kickbacks.
The three were arrested and released on bail last week; and on Wednesday, they appeared in court for the first time. They’re charged with conflict of interest, bribery and improper billing for maintenance services – all felonies. None of the three entered a plea, and the next court date is May 1st.