Rita Crundwell http://northernpublicradio.org en A New Way Of Cutting Checks At Dixon City Hall http://northernpublicradio.org/post/new-way-cutting-checks-dixon-city-hall <p></p><p>It was two years ago this week when one of the biggest cases of municipal fraud in U.S. history began to unfold. Former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell was arrested for stealing for more than $50 million from the city. Crundwell is now serving time in federal prison.</p><p>In Dixon, city officials continue to implement reforms they hope will prevent similar action in the future. Thu, 17 Apr 2014 11:11:46 +0000 Mike Moen 46133 at http://northernpublicradio.org A New Way Of Cutting Checks At Dixon City Hall U.S. Marshals Service: $9.2 Million For Dixon http://northernpublicradio.org/post/us-marshals-service-92-million-dixon <p>The U.S. Marshals Service has transferred $9.2 million to the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois. According to a news release, the money will be applied to the restitution ordered by the court to be paid to the city of Dixon in the <a href="http://www.justice.gov/usao/iln/pr/rockford/2013/pr0214_01.html" target="_blank">Rita Crundwell fraud case.</a></p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 10:17:52 +0000 Jenna Dooley 40712 at http://northernpublicradio.org U.S. Marshals Service: $9.2 Million For Dixon 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 Dixon Debating New Form Of Government http://northernpublicradio.org/post/dixon-debating-new-form-government <p></p><p>It's been more than a year since the Rita Crundwell scandal rocked the city of Dixon. The former comptroller is serving a federal prison term for embezzling more than $50-million from city coffers. With court proceedings on the back-burner, the community is debating how to move forward with a form of government aimed at restoring public trust. Thu, 05 Sep 2013 11:35:02 +0000 Mike Moen 35669 at http://northernpublicradio.org Dixon Debating New Form Of Government Crundwell Appealing Prison Sentence http://northernpublicradio.org/post/crundwell-appealing-prison-sentence <p></p><p>Former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell is appealing her federal prison sentence. Earlier this year, Crundwell was sentenced to nearly 20 years behind bars for stealing millions of dollars from the city. Thu, 11 Jul 2013 11:35:07 +0000 Mike Moen 32774 at http://northernpublicradio.org Crundwell Appealing Prison Sentence 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 State Dismisses Its Case Against Crundwell http://northernpublicradio.org/post/state-dismisses-its-case-against-crundwell <p>Lee County prosecutors have dismissed state charges against Rita Crundwell, the former Dixon comptroller who is serving a federal prison sentence for stealing more than $50-million dollars from the city. The decision regarding the state's case was approved by a judge during a brief hearing Tuesday. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 17:55:04 +0000 Mike Moen 29142 at http://northernpublicradio.org State Dismisses Its Case Against Crundwell