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Rita Crundwell (right), the former comptroller of Dixon, Ill., who pleaded guilty in November 2012 to wire fraud, admitting she stole nearly $54 million from the city, arrives with her lawyer, Kristin Carpenter, at the federal courthouse in Rockford, Ill., for her sentencing on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Sauk Valley Media, Alex T. Paschal)
Photo by: Alex T. Paschal
Rita Crundwell (right), the former comptroller of Dixon, Ill., who pleaded guilty in November 2012 to wire fraud, admitting she stole nearly $54 million from the city, arrives with her lawyer, Kristin Carpenter, at the federal courthouse in Rockford, Ill., for her sentencing on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013. (AP Photo/Sauk Valley Media, Alex T. Paschal)

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