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Rita Crundwell

Dixon employees want Rita Crundwell to serve her entire prison term

By Jim Hagerty Reporter DIXON - City of Dixon employees, all 103 of them, do not want ex-Comptroller Rita Crundwell released from prison, leaders expressed in a letter to a federal warden. Addressed to Frederick Entzel and signed by City Manager Danny Langloss, the letter recalls that Crundwell stole more than $53 million and lived a lavish lifestyle while Dixon's roads and infrastructure crumbled into their own footprints. "Rita destroyed public trust and confidence and the…

Rita Crundwell asks for early release from federal prison, wants to live on brother’s farm

By Jim Hagerty Reporter DIXON, Ill. - Former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell is seeking release from federal prison over fears of contracting COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the new coronavirus. The 67-year-old is serving a nearly 20-year sentence for stealing more than $53 million from the city. “I know at my sentencing you felt I was not given a death sentence with my projected age of release of 77, but now with my deteriorating health condition, and the danger of the COVID-19…