Computer components News
Federal prosecutors said Randall J. Tyler, 52, of Sun Prairie, used stolen components to build high-performance computer systems that he sold to third parties.
Tyler was sentenced Friday to two years in prison without the possibility of parole. He was also ordered to pay $529, 736 to replace the value of the stolen computer components and $63, 364 to cover the costs of the city's investigation. He has already paid $473, 688 by liquidating his home and retirement accounts.
U.S. Attorney John W. Vaudreuil said Tyler violated the public's trust, and the sentence is meant to rebuild that trust.
“Though we are disheartened that a trusted city employee and colleague stole from our city, our citizens can rest assured that the city’s ability to serve was always our priority and was never compromised during this process, ” Sun Prairie City Administrator Aaron Oppenheimer said.