fraud http://northernpublicradio.org en 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 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 Estimates now at $53 million stolen from Dixon http://northernpublicradio.org/post/estimates-now-53-million-stolen-dixon <p>The city of Dixon may be out 20-million dollars more than originally thought in the case against its former comptroller. Federal prosecutors have now charged Rita Crundwell with stealing 53-million dollars over the past 22 years. In the original complaint against Crundwell, she was accused of embezzling an estimated 30-million since 2006 to &ldquo;support her lavish lifestyle.&rdquo;</p><p> Wed, 02 May 2012 07:18:06 +0000 Susan Stephens 11026 at http://northernpublicradio.org Estimates now at $53 million stolen from Dixon 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