Legislation inspired by the Rita Crundwell scandal could soon see activity in the Illinois Senate. Crundwell is the former Dixon comptroller who is serving a federal prison sentence for stealing millions of dollars from the city.
It’s been one year since federal authorities announced the arrest of Rita Crundwell. The former Dixon comptroller is serving out a prison sentence after she admitted to stealing millions of dollars from the city. One year later, this situation is still being discussed by policy leaders in Illinois.
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.
A sale of Rita Crundwell's jewelry brought in more than $250,000. The U.S. Marshals Service reports the highest item went for more than $12,000. The auction was conducted online and the furthest bid came from Hawaii.
The city of Dixon wants state charges against its former comptroller Rita Crundwell to move forward. Crundwell was sentenced last week to more than 19 years in federal prison for embezzling more than 50-million dollars from the city.