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Former Chicago City Comptroller Pleads Guilty To Forgery Case In Pakistan

Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s former comptroller, Amer Ahmad, has admitted in court in Pakistan that he forged documents to flee overseas. But he will not be getting a slap on the wrist anytime soon for making a fake Pakistani National Identity Card and birth certificate, an official in the South Asian country said.

06/19/2014

Mayor Rahm Emanuel addresses an anti-violence summit at Chicago State University. (CBS)

Emanuel Announces Pick To Replace Indicted Comptroller

ayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday announced Daniel Widawsky as his choice to replace Amer Ahmad, who abruptly resigned as city comptroller.

12/07/2013

FBI

Feds Indict Former City Comptroller For Ohio Money Laundering Plot

A former Chicago city comptroller and former Ohio state deputy treasurer accused in a bribery and money laundering scheme will plead not guilty, his attorney said Friday.

08/16/2013

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller in Dixon, Ill. (Credit: Boone County Sheriff)

State Charges Dropped Against Ex-Dixon Comptroller, Last Home Sold

Prosecutors have dropped state charges against former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell, who has already admitted in federal court that she stole nearly $54 million in public money.

04/30/2013

Rita Crundwell, the former comptroller of Dixon, Illinois, arrives at the federal courthouse in Rockford for her arraignment on charges she embezzled $53 million from the town since 1990. (Credit: CBS)

Nearly $8M Collected From Sale Of Ex-Comptroller’s Belongings

Nearly $8 million has been collected from auctioning property and furniture formerly belonging to Rita Crundwell, the former Dixon comptroller who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $53 million from the city.

12/10/2012

Former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell stuffed this Florida home with opulent, custom-made furnishings, authorities say. (CBS)

Furniture From Crundwell’s Homes In Illinois, Florida Up For Auction

Admitted embezzler and former Dixon city comptroller Rita Crundwell lived a lavish lifestyle fueled my millions of dollars she stole from the town.

CBS 2–12/06/2012

Former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell's multi-million dollar home, where she lived while she was allegedly embezzling $53 million from the small town over a 20-year period. (Credit: CBS)

An Exclusive Look At Dixon Comptroller’s Multi-Million Dollar Home

Former Dixon city comptroller Rita Crundwell pleaded not guilty in Lee County Court to 60 counts of theft on Wednesday.

CBS 2–10/31/2012

Horses from former Dixon city comptroller Rita Crundwell's ranch have been sold at auction after they were seized by the federal government to help repay the city part of the $53 million Crundwell allegedly stole over 22 years. (Credit: CBS)

Auction Of Indicted Comptroller’s Horses, Equipment Yields $6.5M

Federal marshals have started running numbers to tally totals from a weekend auction of property owned by former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell, who is accused of embezzling $53 million over the last 22 years.

CBS 2–09/26/2012

City Hall

Rising Tax Revenues Helping Narrow City’s Budget Gap

The Emanuel Administration says it’s seeing an increase in tax revenues, and that is improving the City’s budget picture, at least a bit.

WBBM Newsradio–09/26/2012

Rahm Emanuel Taxes

Owe A Fine? City May Target Tax Refunds To Pay Them

The City of Chicago is targeting state tax returns to recoup some of the millions of dollars in unpaid parking and red-light camera tickets.

02/14/2012