Rita Crundwell's State Case Still Pending

Mar 5, 2013

Dixon's former comptroller was back in court Monday. Rita Crundwell's attorney wants a judge to dismiss state charges against his client, who was sentenced last month to more than 19-years in federal prison.

That sentencing came after Cundwell pleaded guilty to stealing more than $53-million dollars from the city of Dixon. The defense says because of double jeopardy, the state's case should be dropped.

The Lee County State's Attorney says she is still deciding whether to move forward with dozens of felony theft counts against Crundwell. Dixon city officials recently stated that they want their former employee to face charges at the state level, in addition to her federal sentence.

A judge scheduled a hearing for April 1st to hear the defense motion. Both sides also plan to meet with the judge to discuss a possible plea deal.