2012-05-25 / Front Page

Scarborough man sentenced for American Legion theft

Ryan Byther found guilty of Class B theft by deception

 AUGUSTA – Attorney General William J. Schneider announced that Ryan J. Byther, age 36, of Scarborough, was sentenced yesterday for stealing $50,000 from the American Legion Post 56 of York.  York County Superior Court Justice O’Neill sentenced Byther to five years of incarceration with all but six months suspended; three years of probation; and restitution in the amount of $50,000.

After a two day trial last February, a jury returned a guilty verdict on a one-count indictment that charged Byther with Class B Theft by Deception.   

Byther, a general contractor working for the American Legion on a new building project in early 2008, represented to Legion officials that he was an experienced professional fundraiser and could manage their $2 million fundraising campaign.  Evidence introduced at trial showed that Byther had no fundraising experience and had never been licensed as a professional fundraiser in Maine.

As a result of his deception, Byther obtained a $50,000 retainer from the American Legion in March, 2008. Byther never raised any funds for the Legion. Instead, he spent the $50,000 on his other business pursuits and expenses, including the Prost Tap House and Club Onyx, a bar and nightclub that Byther opened in the Old Port of Portland in June of 2008 and that failed several months later.

“The American Legion is a valuable resource to so many in the York area,” said Attorney General Schneider. “Stealing from this kind of community based organization really takes away from Maine families and neighborhoods. This sentence reflects the seriousness and impact of this crime.”

This case was investigated by the Attorney General’s Investigations Unit and the York Police Department. Assistant Attorney General Michael J. Colleran handled this matter for Attorney General Schneider’s Criminal Division.

 

Return to top

It's not just a case of

It's not just a case of examcollection NS0-156 sitting down and bashing away at the keyboard, though I guess that's how NS0-156 vce questions some people do it. What I enjoy is the whole project of planning, structuring and seeing the whole vce NS0-156

Some aging factors are a

Some aging factors are a result of heredity. Some of us may be more genetically predisposed to form wrinkles, have dryness, or lose vital skin components faster than others. If interest to know more please visit vitamincserum.pw

I have read your

When everything else physical

When everything else physical and mental seems to diminish, the appreciation of beauty is on the increase. Timber Merchants Liverpool

Think like your "life's

Think like your "life's blood"--That is, your CUSTOMERS! Would you like a tsunami of unauthorized advertising traffic messages crashing your cell phone telecharger whatsapp.

Once I all-overs about things

Once I all-overs about things like: why such admonition is for chargeless here? Because ashamed you address a Essays.Mightystudents.com book again at diminutive on address a book you get a percentage. Accepting you and able luck on emblematic bodies added about it!

The American Legion is the

The American Legion is the largest group of veterans in the United States. It was organized after World War I in Paris, France, by a small group of Americans who had fought in the war. In the next few years, more than a million other Americans joined the organization. The American Legion became very strong. It has groups called posts in cities and towns all over the United States. Each post is led by a commander, with other officers under him. There are state commanders and a national commander. If interest to know more please visit ksa examples

You can't really say what is

You can't really say what is beautiful about a place, but the image of the place will remain vividly with you. SEO Leeds

“The American Legion is a

“The American Legion is a valuable resource to so many in the York area,” said Attorney General Schneider. “Stealing from this kind of community based organization really takes away from Maine families and neighborhoods. This sentence reflects the seriousness and impact of this crime.” what does bubblegum casting do

Hi, just wanted to say I

Hi, just wanted to say I attended this conference last year, and found it by far the best of about 8 conferences that I attended in the field. Full of professional insight based on testing by experts that knew what they were talking about. I would certain SEO Manchester