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Ex-emergency manager pleads to felonies

Daniel C. D'Albini agrees to 30 days in jail, $460,083 restitution for insurance fraud

Staff writer

Former Marion County emergency manager Daniel C. D’Albini agreed Monday to pay $460,083 restitution and spend 30 days in jail for insurance fraud and interference with law enforcement in a plea agreement reached with the state attorney general’s office.

D’Albini pleaded no contest Monday in Saline County District Court to two counts of insurance fraud and one count of interference with law enforcement.

Sentencing is set for 11 a.m. June 1. The judge is not required to follow the sentencing recommendation made by the attorney general’s office.

The charges against D’Albini stem from the January 2018 arson of a home he owned just west of Salina.

According to the attorney general’s office, investigators with the Saline County sheriff’s office found that in late 2017 D’Albini submitted false documentation to his insurance provider that the roof on the home had been inspected and required no repairs when no such inspection had been done, in order to keep the homeowner’s policy in force.

In addition, D’Albini falsely reported his truck stolen and made a claim against his automobile insurance for theft.

D’Albini was arrested in February 2019 on suspicion of conspiracy to commit arson, insurance fraud, making a false report to police, and theft by deception.

At the same time D’Albini was arrested, Sandra Ann Davis, of Salina, was arrested on suspicion of arson and conspiracy to commit arson; and Hillsboro businessman Chuck Maltbie was arrested on suspicion of insurance fraud and conspiracy to commit insurance fraud.

Davis pleaded guilty to the charges against her in December. Maltbie entered a diversion agreement on the charges against him.

Last modified March 12, 2020