Judge Orders Seizure Of Retirement Funds Owed By Crundwell

Jan 22, 2015

U.S. District Judge Philip Reinhard this week ordered about $90,000 in retirement fund reimbursements be given over to the government.

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Credit Susan Stephens / WNIJ

According to Sauk Valley Media, Crundwell's attorney contested inclusion of those funds with the total restitution Crundwell was ordered to pay after pleading guilty to wire fraud in 2012.

The newspaper reports the money involved comes from two funds, the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund and Nationwide Retirement Solutions.

The money will be sent to the U.S. District Court in Chicago, and then to the city of Dixon.

Background: Crundwell Lawyer Makes Case

Sauk Valley Media's Matt Mencarini told WNIJ in December that part of the reason, according to Crundwell's attorney, is that the city already recovered nearly all of its losses.

Dixon Mayor Jim Burke wrote a letter to Judge Philip Reinhard to object to any money going to Crundwell.