Sacto 9-1-1
December 14, 2011
2nd jury deliberates in Sacramento library kickback scheme

By Andy Furillo

A second Sacramento Superior Court jury began deliberations today on two more defendants in the library corruption scandal that already has produced one conviction.

Deputy District Attorney Mike Blazina concluded his rebuttal arguments this morning before Judge Allen H. Sumner ordered the jury to begin deliberations.

Attorneys Stan Kubochi and Robert J. Saria finished their closing arguments Tuesday on behalf of their respective clients, former library security chief James E. Mayle and his wife, Janie Rankins-Mayle. She handled contracts for the companies that did maintenance work for the system that includes 27 branches as well as the downtown library.

The Mayles are accused in a kickback scheme that authorities say padded 1,400 invoices by a total of more than $730,000 over a three-year period.

Another jury in the same trial returned a conviction last week on all 16 counts filed against former library facilities director Dennis Nilsson.

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