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Published February 14, 2013, 12:00 AM

Rita Crundwell leaves a courtroom

In this Oct. 22, 2012 file photo, former Dixon, Ill., comptroller Rita Crundwell leaves a courtroom in Dixon after making her first appearance in the northern Illinois city to face charges she embezzled more than $53 million from the town of Dixon. On Thursday, Feb. 14, 2013, Crundwell was sentenced to nearly 20 years in federal prison and immediately taken into custody. (AP Photo/Sauk Valley Media, Alex T. Paschal, File)

Read the article: Ill. city bookkeeper who stole $53M gets nearly 20 years