Sentencing / Post Conviction
Horse-loving ex-city comptroller who embezzled $54 million gets 19.5 years in prison
Posted Feb 14, 2013 2:21 PM CST
By Stephanie Francis Ward
Rita Crundwell, who had a penchant for show horses and the expensive trappings that come with them—and embezzled $54 million from the city of Dixon, Ill.—got a federal sentence of 19½ years today. Authorities call her crime the largest municipal fraud in U.S. history.
"I'm truly sorry to the city of Dixon and my family and my friends," the 60-year-old Crundwell said before the sentencing, according to the article.