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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of Wisconsin

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Former City Of Sun Prairie IT Director Charged With Stealing Computer Equipment

MADISON, WIS. -- John W. Vaudreuil, United States Attorney for the Western District of Wisconsin, announced that Randall J. Tyler, 52, Sun Prairie, Wis., has been charged with stealing and converting more than $500,000 worth of computer components between January 1, 2006, and November 14, 2014, while acting as the City of Sun Prairie Information Technology Director.  The information alleges that Tyler used the stolen components to build high-performance computer systems which Tyler then sold to third parties.   

Tyler faces a maximum penalty of 10 years in federal prison on the charge and is scheduled to plead guilty at 1 p.m. on March 25, 2015, before United States District Court Judge William M. Conley.  In his plea agreement, Tyler pledged to liquidate assets and to make full restitution to the City of Sun Prairie. 

United States Attorney Vaudreuil noted that the charge against Tyler is the result of an investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Justice, Division of Criminal Investigation and the City of Sun Prairie Police Department with the full cooperation of the City of Sun Prairie.  The prosecution of this case has been assigned to Assistant U.S. Attorney Timothy M. O’Shea. 

You are advised that a charge is merely an accusation and that a defendant is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

Updated July 14, 2015