The former Dixon comptroller convicted of stealing over $53 million from the city is appealing her prison sentence.
Rita Crundwell was sentenced to 235 months in prison on a federal wire fraud charge on Thursday, February 14, and was also ordered to pay full restitution of $53.7 million. The appeal will go through the U.S. 7th Court of Appeals in Chicago.
Crundwell pleaded guilty to the wire fraud charge. She used the money to pay for properties, a nationwide horse-breeding operation, and other luxuries.
She faces 60 separate but related counts of theft in Lee County.
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