New Documentary 'All The Queen's Horses' Looks Into Rita Crundwell's Embezzlement of More Than $53 Million

Posted By Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P. || Nov 14, 2017

‘All The Queen’s Horses’, a documentary examining the biggest fraud in municipal history premiered this week for a two-week run at the Gene Siskel Film Center in Chicago, IL.

Rita Crundwell was the comptroller and treasurer of Dixon, a small city in Illinois, for more than 20 years. During that time, she embezzled more than $53 million dollars, and used the money to build one of the largest quarter horse breeding empires in the United States. She was finally exposed in 2012 when she was arrested by the FBI.

Power Rogers & Smith partner Devon Bruce successfully represented the City of Dixon in their case against CliftonLarsonAllen LLP, Fifth Third Bank, and Janis Card Associates for their negligence in failing to discover the theft during their annual audits, securing a $40 million settlement on top of the money and assets returned to the city after Crundwell’s arrest.

Devon, along with his fellow Chicago attorneys at Power Rogers & Smith, L.L.P. are committed to fighting for the rights of people in need every day. If someone else’s actions caused you or someone you love serious harm, give us a call at (312) 313-0202 to discuss your situation with a member of our firm today, or fill out our online form to get started with a free case evaluation.

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