The city comptroller and treasurer of Dixon, Illinois, stole $53 million of public funds across 20 years–making her the perpetrator of the largest case of municipal fraud in American history. She used the funds to build one of the nation’s leading quarter horse-breeding empires, all while forcing staff cuts, police budget slashing, and neglect of public infrastructure. While extreme, her story provides learning opportunities for all local governments to better protect themselves against the next case of fraud. Speakers will share their unique and direct experience with this situation and provide recommendations for all governments.
All the Queen's Horses - Concurrent Session
Monday, May 20, 2019 - 2:40pm to 3:55pm
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