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Ex-comptroller pleads guilty in $53 million scam



Published: Wed, November 14, 2012 @ 2:39 p.m.

Ex-comptroller pleads guilty in $53 million scam

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A former comptroller accused of stealing $53 million from her small northern Illinois city to fund a lavish lifestyle has pleaded guilty.

Rita Crundwell entered the plea today in Rockford federal court. Her sentencing hearing is scheduled for Feb. 14.

The 58-year-old former comptroller of Dixon was accused of using her modestly paid municipal job to steal tax dollars, support an extravagant lifestyle and win national fame as a horse breeder. Crundwell had been city comptroller since the 1980s, and prosecutors say she stole more than $53 million since 1990.

Dixon is about 100 miles west of Chicago.

Mayor James Burke said Tuesday that a guilty plea would clear the way for U.S. Marshals to start selling off millions of dollars of assets still in Crundwell’s name.


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