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Former City Manager Found Guilty on Embezzlement, 4 Other Counts
Written by Nicole Porter
Last updated on October 17, 2012 @ 9:24AM
Created on October 16, 2012 @ 2:17PM
A man who used to be Salem's city manager was found guilty Tuesday afternoon of all six criminal counts he's been on trial for the past week, all of them involving embezzlement.
Although the trial took one week, it took a jury about an hour to find him guilty of two counts of embezzlement, two counts of falsifying accounts and two counts of conspiracy.
During the trial, one of the prosecution's witnesses told the jury that David Mayle received more than $22,000 in excess salary, and $18,000 worth of extra sick leave from December 2007 through January 2010. Mayle was permitted to get compensated for 12 sick days a year if he didn't use them, but according to that witness, Mayle took pay for more than 103 days in 2009 alone.
His co-conspirator, Sherry Olenick, also received more than she should have in pay and comp-time. She previously made a plea deal with the state and testified against Mayle.
Last Friday, Mayle took the stand in his own defense and testified that he wasn't trying to get this extra money. Prosecutors said he knew what he was doing.
Mayle will be sentenced on December 12 at 9 a.m. Olenick will also be sentenced at a future date.

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