Embezzler Avoids Jail Time

SAN ANTONIO—It’s been said that crime doesn’t pay, but a good lawyer can conjure up a deep discount when it comes to sentencing.

David Lyle, 57, was sentenced last month to three years of probation and six months of house arrest for embezzling more than $70,000 from Shweiki Media, according to the San Antonio Express-News. Lyle, who pleaded guilty in June to one count of wire fraud and had four other counts against him dismissed, was the former CFO for Shweiki, which prints magazines, newsletters and catalogs, among other things.

The newspaper said that $71,946 was embezzled through Shweiki 
Media’s payroll and direct deposit 
services provider. Lyle reportedly has made a payment of $25,500 towards restitution.