The city of Dixon have filed a Civil Complaint against an accounting firm who has done their audit for the past 5 years.
The legal action was done after former city Comptroller Rita Crundwell misappropriated more than 53 millions dollars over more than a decade. She has been indicted on the federal offense of wire fraud.
The civil complaint was filed against Samuel Card and Janis Card Company who is located in Sterling. The complaint says that they were negligent in their audits dealing with the 53 million dollars of Dixon City money.
The firm of Clifton, Larson, and Allen has also been named in the complaint. They did the audit for the city back in 1990.
2 Banks were also part of the legal action by the city where they had accounts. They were the 5th 3rd Bank and the U.S. Bank.
The U.S. Bank handles Illinois funds which involves a statewide investment account for local Governments in the state.
Crundwell has plead not guilty to the wire fraud offense. She returns to federal court in Rockford on June 15th for a hearing.