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Judge transfers $480,000 in recovered fraud funds to Sacramento library

11/15/2013 5:24 PM

11/16/2013 10:32 AM

A judge Friday approved a restitution payment of $480,000 to the Sacramento Public Library Authority out of assets seized from three people convicted in a fraud case two years ago.

Sacramento Superior Court Judge Allen H. Sumner ordered the transfer after an accounting performed by a receiver. Most of the funds were recovered from a Folsom house owned by one of the defendants in the fraud case, former library employee Dennis Nilsson.

Officials estimated that the library lost approximately $825,000 in a fraudulent billing scheme that was first uncovered by the Sacramento Bee. The bulk of the rest of the assets are currently tied up in a house owned by the two other defendants, James Mayle and his wife, Janie Rankins-Mayle.

Deputy District Attorney Michael Blazina said the loan on the Mayles’ house exceeds its current value. Sumner scheduled another hearing for Nov. 26 to abandon the Mayles’ property.

Sacto 911 Staff

Bill Lindelof

Cathy Locke

Andy Furillo
Superior Court

Denny Walsh
Federal Court

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