Crundwell http://northernpublicradio.org en Ideas Abound For Dixon's $40-Million http://northernpublicradio.org/post/ideas-abound-dixons-40-million <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">About 200 people showed up for a town hall meeting in Dixon last night to hear more about the financial state of their city&hellip;and offer suggestions on how to spend nearly 40-million dollars.</span></p><p> Fri, 11 Oct 2013 10:51:50 +0000 Susan Stephens 37450 at http://northernpublicradio.org Ideas Abound For Dixon's $40-Million Government Finishes Sale of Crundwell Assets http://northernpublicradio.org/post/government-finishes-sale-crundwell-assets <div class="card-content"><div class="field field-name-body field-type-text-with-summary field-label-hidden "><div class="field-items"><div class="field-item even"><p><strong><em>U.S. Marshals Service Says Selling Crundwell's Assets Was Not All "Smooth Sailing"</em></strong></p><p>Federal marshals have now liquidated all of the known assets of Rita Crundwell, the former Dixon comptroller who admitted to embezzling nearly $53 million from the city.</p><p>Last week, marshals sold Crundwell’s final three assets, including two vehicles and a trailer. That sale brought in about $36,000.</p> Thu, 16 May 2013 09:50:35 +0000 Jenna Dooley 29894 at http://northernpublicradio.org Government Finishes Sale of Crundwell Assets Ex-Dixon Comptroller Gets 19.5 Years http://northernpublicradio.org/post/ex-dixon-comptroller-gets-195-years <p>Former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell was sentenced today to serve 235 months -- 19 years and 7 months -- in prison on one federal count of wire fraud resulting from her embezzlement of more than $53 million in public funds from the City of Dixon.</p><p> Fri, 15 Feb 2013 10:32:03 +0000 Susan Stephens & Victor Yehling 25508 at http://northernpublicradio.org Ex-Dixon Comptroller Gets 19.5 Years Slideshow: Rita Crundwell's Jewelry http://northernpublicradio.org/post/slideshow-rita-crundwells-jewelry <p>These pictures are a small sample of the 228 pieces&nbsp; in the Crundwell jewelry collection that will be sold at a U.S. Marshals Service live auction next month. Fri, 25 Jan 2013 15:37:06 +0000 WNIJ 24525 at http://northernpublicradio.org Slideshow: Rita Crundwell's Jewelry Crundwell Liquidation Nearly Complete http://northernpublicradio.org/post/crundwell-liquidation-nearly-complete <p>The U.S. Marshals Service has liquidated nearly all of the assets of Rita Crundwell, the former Dixon comptroller who admitted embezzling vast sums from the city. One of the final sales will be her personal jewelry collection. The jewelry sale, scheduled Feb. 23 in Texas, will be simulcast to reach a wider audience.</p><p>When all is said and done, the city of Dixon will only recoup a fraction of the $53 million taken from the city's coffers over the last two decades.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 24 Jan 2013 11:06:00 +0000 Jenna Dooley 24347 at http://northernpublicradio.org Crundwell Liquidation Nearly Complete Crundwell Home Furnishings and Homes for Sale http://northernpublicradio.org/post/crundwell-home-furnishings-and-homes-sale <p>The U.S. Marshals Service is selling three of Rita Crundwell's properties.&nbsp; According to a news release, the Marshals have received&nbsp; offers for three of the properties and are accepting competing offers until noon Dec. 21. Public inspections of the three properties will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Dec. 7, 8 and 14. <span style="font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;">A sales plan on Crundwell’s two additional real estate holdings in Dixon and Englewood, Fla., both residential properties, is pending.</span> Wed, 28 Nov 2012 17:26:00 +0000 WNIJ 21895 at http://northernpublicradio.org Crundwell Home Furnishings and Homes for Sale Crundwell Horse Auction Nets Nearly $5-Million http://northernpublicradio.org/post/crundwell-horse-auction-nets-nearly-5-million <p></p><p>A &nbsp;two-day horse auction in Dixon has netted nearly five million dollars, according to a U.S. Marshals Service representative. More than 300 of Rita Crundwell’s horses were sold Sunday and Monday. The former Dixon comptroller is accused of stealing more than 53-million dollars from the city. WNIJ’s Susan Stephens has more from Monday’s auction at Crundwell’s horse farm.</p> Tue, 25 Sep 2012 13:29:46 +0000 Susan Stephens 18908 at http://northernpublicradio.org Crundwell Horse Auction Nets Nearly $5-Million Not guilty plea in Dixon case: expert urges public to be aware of fraud http://northernpublicradio.org/post/not-guilty-plea-dixon-case-expert-urges-public-be-aware-fraud <p>Former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell pleaded &ldquo;not guilty&rdquo; in federal court in Rockford Monday. She&rsquo;s accused of stealing 53-million dollars from her hometown over the past 20 years. Tue, 08 May 2012 15:18:54 +0000 Susan Stephens 11360 at http://northernpublicradio.org Not guilty plea in Dixon case: expert urges public to be aware of fraud Dixon reacts to comptroller arrest, media attention http://northernpublicradio.org/post/dixon-reacts-comptroller-arrest-media-attention <p>The city of Dixon garnered the world&rsquo;s attention this week with the arrest of the city&rsquo;s comptroller. Rita Crundwell was charged in federal court with wire fraud, related to more than 3 million dollars missing from the city&rsquo;s coffers since last Fall. Federal investigators also accuse her of embezzling more than 30-million dollars from the city over the past six years. WNIJ&rsquo;s Susan Stephens has been following the story all week. She spoke with Jenna Dooley about the case and what she learned about the 58-year-old Dixon native while talking to people who know her.</p> Sat, 21 Apr 2012 12:40:00 +0000 Susan Stephens & Jenna Dooley 10439 at http://northernpublicradio.org Dixon reacts to comptroller arrest, media attention Dixon city comptroller out of jail after arrest on federal fraud charges http://northernpublicradio.org/post/dixon-city-comptroller-out-jail-after-arrest-federal-fraud-charges <p><strong><em>Read an interesting twist on this case at </em></strong><a href="http://www.theatlanticcities.com ">www.theatlanticcities.com</a></p><p>DIXON &mdash; Rita A. Crundwell, the Dixon city comptroller who was arrested Tuesday on a federal charge of defrauding the City of Dixon of more than $3.2 million in public funds since last fall, was released from federal custody Wednesday. Her freedom while she awaits trial, however, rests on a number of conditions agreed upon by her attorneys, federal prosecutors, and federal magistrate P. Michael Mahoney.</p><p> Tue, 17 Apr 2012 20:00:25 +0000 Victor Yehling & Susan Stephens 10238 at http://northernpublicradio.org Dixon city comptroller out of jail after arrest on federal fraud charges