Dixon comptroller http://northernpublicradio.org en Ex-Dixon Comptroller's 20-Year Sentence Upheld http://northernpublicradio.org/post/ex-dixon-comptrollers-20-year-sentence-upheld <p>Bad news for former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell today: a federal appeals court upheld her nearly 20-year prison sentence.</p><p> Sat, 16 Nov 2013 00:12:59 +0000 Susan Stephens 39155 at http://northernpublicradio.org Ex-Dixon Comptroller's 20-Year Sentence Upheld 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 Dixon: How Would YOU Spend $40-million? http://northernpublicradio.org/post/dixon-how-would-you-spend-40-million <p>The city of Dixon has an unusual problem: how to spend $40 million. Citizens get their say tonight.</p><p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 09:45:00 +0000 Susan Stephens 37375 at http://northernpublicradio.org Dixon: How Would YOU Spend $40-million? Dixon Takes $40-Million Settlement With Auditors And Bank http://northernpublicradio.org/post/dixon-takes-40-million-settlement-auditors-and-bank <p>Dixon City Council approved a $40-million settlement with auditors and Fifth Third Bank at a special meeting today. The out-of-court settlement was reached on Friday with the companies the city blames for allowing former comptroller Rita Crundwell to embezzle $54-million over twenty years.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 25 Sep 2013 20:12:43 +0000 Susan Stephens 36682 at http://northernpublicradio.org Dixon Takes $40-Million Settlement With Auditors And Bank 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 Crundwell Pleads Not Guilty in Court http://northernpublicradio.org/post/crundwell-pleads-not-guilty-court <p>Former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell has pleaded not guilty to allegedly stealing millions of dollars in public funds and funneling the money into a secret bank account.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 01 Nov 2012 11:17:50 +0000 WNIJ 20684 at http://northernpublicradio.org Crundwell Pleads Not Guilty in Court 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 Grand Jury Indicts Ex-Comptroller On 60 Counts http://northernpublicradio.org/post/grand-jury-indicts-ex-comptroller-60-counts <p>Former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell now faces more charges related to missing city funds.</p><p>Lee County State's Atty. Henry Dixon announced this afternoon that a grand jury has indicted Crundwell on 60 felony theft counts, said to have taken place between January 19, 2010, and April 16, 2012. Each count accuses her of stealing more than $100,000 from the city while serving as comptroller.</p> Thu, 20 Sep 2012 19:36:54 +0000 Susan Stephens 18701 at http://northernpublicradio.org Grand Jury Indicts Ex-Comptroller On 60 Counts Horses for sale, curious entries in Crundwell case http://northernpublicradio.org/post/horses-sale-curious-entries-crundwell-case <p><em>UPDATE:&nbsp;(6/16/12)&nbsp;</em></p><p><em>A federal judge has&nbsp;granted permission to&nbsp;the U.S. Marshals Service to begin selling 401 quarter&nbsp;horses&nbsp;owned by former&nbsp;Dixon&nbsp;Comptroller Rita A. Crundwell.</em></p><p>Federal marshals wanted permission to sell some or all of the more than 400 horses owned by former Dixon Comptroller Rita A. Crundwell because of &ldquo;burdensome&rdquo; costs, <a href="http://www.scribd.com/doc/97106556/Rita-Crundwell-case-Horse-sale-6-14#fullscreen">according to a federal court filing</a> this week.</p> Fri, 15 Jun 2012 15:40:51 +0000 Victor Yehling 13405 at http://northernpublicradio.org Dixon mayor says comptroller used pension funds to pay city bills http://northernpublicradio.org/post/dixon-mayor-says-comptroller-used-pension-funds-pay-city-bills <div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Two interim comptrollers hired by the City of Dixon have discovered that fired Comptroller Rita Crundwell transferred money out of the police and fire pension funds to pay city bills</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>Dixon <a href="http://www.saukvalley.com/2012/05/31/dixon-mayor-crundwell-used-fire-police-pension-funds-to-pay-city-bills/an080bk/">Mayor Jim Burke told sauk valley.com</a> about $100,000 was transferred out of the pension fund, which is not supposed to be touched, and into the general fund from which bills are paid. Fri, 01 Jun 2012 14:37:00 +0000 Victor Yehling 12653 at http://northernpublicradio.org Dixon mayor says comptroller used pension funds to pay city bills