World Class Horse Breeder Commits Largest Municipal Fraud In History!

Former Long Time Comptroller Serves 20 Years for Embezzling Close to $54M

Back in 2013, the former long time comptroller for a small town city of 15,000 people, in Dixon Illinois was sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for stealing nearly $54 million. The former government employee galloped away with the town’s money using it to support a lavish lifestyle and a nationally renowned horse breeding operation. This massive theft created an uproar over how she had gotten away with this for over 20 years while the town had been cutting its budget and borrowing funds to continue operating the town. A new documentary called “All the Queen’s Horses”, released on March 19th, helps explain how this was possible. Read the full story here for more detail.

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