No. 13-1407.

735 F.3d 743 (2013)

UNITED STATES of America, Plaintiff-Appellee, v. Rita A. CRUNDWELL, Defendant-Appellant.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided November 15, 2013.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

Joseph C. Pedersen , Attorney, Office of the United States Attorney, Rockford, IL, for Plaintiff-Appellee.

Carol A. Brook , Attorney, Paul E. Gaziano , Attorney, Office of the Federal Defender Program, Chicago, IL, for Defendant-Appellant.

Before EASTERBROOK, KANNE, and TINDER, Circuit Judges.

EASTERBROOK, Circuit Judge.

In 2011 a Commissioner of Dixon, Illinois, the childhood home of President Reagan, lauded Rita Crundwell, the City's Comptroller since 1983, because "she looks after every tax dollar as if it were her own." How right he was. The next year Crundwell pleaded guilty to embezzling approximately $53 million from the City between 1990 and 2012. She used the money to support more than 400 quarter horses and a lavish lifestyle, which she explained...

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