Crundwell Pleads Not Guilty in Court
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.
She appeared in court Wednesday before a Lee County Circuit judge. These charges are separate from the federal charge of wire fraud. Crundwell was arraigned yesterday on 60 counts of theft. She is accused of embezzling $53 million from the city of Dixon.