The former City Manager of Salem who was found guilty on embezzlement related charges was sentenced in court Wednesday.
David Mayle was sentenced for one to ten years on both embezzlement charges. They will run concurrently, which means he can serve them at the same time.
Mayle also received one to ten year sentences for both counts of falsifying accounts and one to five year sentences for both conspiracy charges. All those were suspended for three years probation. Mayle also has to pay restitution of $43,729.75.
His lawyer filed a stay of execution until he decides whether to file an appeal which means Mayle doesn't have to report to jail at least until that appeal is filed.
Before the judge delivered his sentence on Wednesday, both sides had their chance to say what they wanted out of the sentencing.
The state asked the judge for the harshest sentence, which would be 6 to 50 years. Prosecutor Susan Morris said she thought this was necessary because of the position of trust he had been in.
The defense asked for an alternative sentence such as home confinement. They put David Mayle's father, Donald, on the stand in his defense. Donald, who has cancer and other health problems, relies on his son for help getting around and with medical treatments. Donald said he didn't know what he'd do if David went to jail.
The judge said he made his decision after hearing from both of them and sitting through the four day trial. He said he thought the maximum was too harsh but believed Mayle needed to pay for his actions.
In comparing him with accomplice, Sherry Olenick, the judge said that Olenick admitted her guilt, showed remorse and paid back everything she owed in full. He said Mayle was in charge of all these people and essentially "the buck stops here." The judge said that Mayle also didn't admit his wrongdoing or show remorse, nor has he attempted to pay back anything he took.