Ill. Town's Ex-Comptroller Gets 19-Plus Years For $53M Fraud

Law360, Chicago (February 14, 2013, 3:51 PM EST) -- A former official of Dixon, Ill., was sentenced to 19 years and seven months in prison Thursday after she admitted to stealing more than $53 million from the city over the course of roughly two decades to fund her horse farm and personal expenses.

U.S. District Judge Philip Reinhard sentenced former Dixon Comptroller Rita A. Crundwell, 60, to 235 months despite her attorneys' bid to secure her a sentence at the low end of the 151- to 188-month advisory guideline range they said applied. The sentence...
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