Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Illinois "public servant" who embezzled $54 million still wants her pension

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A longtime municipal comptroller who swiped millions from the the northern Illinois small city that Ronald Reagan called home to finance her horse breeding business and a lavish lifestyle, still wants to collect her government pension.

From Sauk Valley.com:
Rita Crundwell doesn't think her pension funds should be part of a court-ordered repayment of the nearly $54 million she stole from the city of Dixon.

Motions will be presented next week in federal court regarding the inclusion of the former Dixon comptroller's pension funds in her court-ordered restitution to the city.

Crundwell, who was arrested in April 2012 and later convicted of stealing $53.7 million from the city over 2 decades, sent a letter to the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. State's Attorney's Office on Aug. 30.

"I wish to object to the inclusion of these funds in the judgment," she said in the letter from a federal prison in Waseca, Minnesota. "I feel these funds should be exempt."
The word chutzpah comes to mind here. By law her pension should have been forfeited after she pleaded guilty to her egregious theft.

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