Bookkeeper Gets Almost 20 Years For Stealing $53m From Ill. Town

Rita Crundwell

A former bookkeeper for a cash-strapped Illinois town, who admitted embezzling $53 million to finance a lavish lifestyle centered on prize-winning horses, was sentenced Thursday to almost 20 years in prison.

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