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    Dixon Pension Money Used To Pay Bills?

    http://www.kwqc.com/story/18679649/d...d-to-pay-bills


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    Dixon sues accounting firm over town official’s embezzlement charges


    "The small town of Downstate Dixon filed a lawsuit Friday against the accounting firm that looked over the books every year and never noticed $50 million missing."

    http://www.suntimes.com/news/politic...t-charges.html


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    I'm really thinking every city, county, state and federal government and their programs be audited.

    What a ripoff.....

    Also, I'll bet more shoes drop on this case.


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    According to this article, per the Quad City Times, Rita has been doing this since 1990, which makes more sense then just 2006. But I still cannot believe she got away with siphoning that much money from a small town like Dixon for that many years and nobody was on to her? I hope more people are charged then just her.
    http://qctimes.com/news/local/ex-dix...9bb2963f4.html


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    DIXON, Ill. — If Rita Crundwell stole $53 million from taxpayers here, as federal authorities claim, the former comptroller’s discreet spending and success as a horse breeder helped dampen local suspicions.

    Many people in Dixon, from the mayor to a bartender at one of Crundwell’s hangouts, thought the 59-year-old’s accumulation of horses and property in the town of 15,733 people was the result of her breeding-business savvy.

    But federal investigations into her assets revealed hundreds of horses in 14 states, luxury homes and cars, jewelry and other high-dollar purchases.

    “I didn’t know anything about the $2 million RV,” Dixon Mayor Jim Burke said of another of Crundwell’s assets. “I’ve since learned about some pretty lavish parties she had at horse shows in Florida with that big motor home and her expensive horse trailers.”


    http://qctimes.com/news/local/b5403d...a4bcf887a.html


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    Heh, heh....... while many cities are experiencing financial woes Dixon will finally be getting a raise it seems now that Rita will not be sticking her hands in the till. It sounds as if some of the sales will be in the near future. I might go just to watch and see what kind of money they are able to bring in.

    Much local speculation that there is a plea deal in the works, explaining the fact that they are already gearing up on these sales. I have to wonder what kind of a deal they might make with the devil...........


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    Crundwell motor home fails to muster required $1 million bid

    http://www.morrisdailyherald.com/201...n-bid/atmblgq/


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    Rita Crundwell case: Ex-Dixon comptroller to plead guilty to theft of $53 million, US says

    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2012...n-us-says?lite


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    Lavish possessions of small town treasurer who stole $53 million to be auctioned off

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...#ixzz2EVtGMS8h
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    From above link:

    Officials started showing off Crudwell's massive homes on Friday with the hope of recouping some of the money Crundwell owes the city. While Crundwell was ordered to pay full restitution, it appears unlikely that the sale of her assets will come close to restoring the $53 million she was charged with stealing from the city of Dixon.

    So far, authorities have raised roughly $7.4 million from selling her horses, vehicles and custom motor home. Meanwhile, her jewelry is valued at about half a million dollars


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    They also plan to sell off her two Dixon homes, her ranch, her home in Englewood, Florida and some 80 acres of prime farmland.

    Her main house is expected to fetch a tidy sum, though authorities would not say exactly how much the house is worth, hoping to get the most out of the property as they can.

    To get a sense of just how grand the estate was, the massive master bedroom - complete with leather and cowhide couches, a 62-inch television and a lot office - is said to be as big as of the more modest homes in the small farming town.

    ‘This is not the way a lot of people live around here,’ said Jason Wojdylo, a chief inspector with the Marshals Service's asset forfeiture division. ‘It was a lavish lifestyle ... [and] while the city of Dixon was closing its [public] pools because it couldn't afford to operate them, the defendant built a pool complete with sauna ... money was not spared.’


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    Horse-loving bookkeeper gets almost 20 years for stealing $53 million from Illinois town

    http://usnews.nbcnews.com/_news/2013...nois-town?lite


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    Witnesses testify at Crundwell sentencing hearing

    FBI agent Patrick Garry testified about his claim that, in addition to the money she was accused of stealing from the City of Dixon, Crundwell also took money from accounts belonging to Dixon’s four sister cities located all over the world.

    Garry said he became aware of the sister city accounts in an April 2012 search of Crundwell’s home, during which he found 33 checks totaling just over $25,000.

    http://wqad.com/2013/02/14/fbi-crund...le-more-money/

    (Video at link. She certainly looks quite different now that she can't afford to be so pampered!)


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    Quote Originally Posted by Blondie in Spokane View Post
    Witnesses testify at Crundwell sentencing hearing

    FBI agent Patrick Garry testified about his claim that, in addition to the money she was accused of stealing from the City of Dixon, Crundwell also took money from accounts belonging to Dixon’s four sister cities located all over the world.

    Garry said he became aware of the sister city accounts in an April 2012 search of Crundwell’s home, during which he found 33 checks totaling just over $25,000.

    http://wqad.com/2013/02/14/fbi-crund...le-more-money/

    (Video at link. She certainly looks quite different now that she can't afford to be so pampered!)
    A link from your link (her sentence):

    http://wqad.com/2013/02/14/crundwell-sentenced/

    And she still has 60 outstanding charges filed in the county.


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    I still can't get over how much money she stole and how long it took to be noticed. It is just mind blowing.
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