Former Dixon City Comptroller Pleads Guilty to Theft of $53-Million
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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