Crundwell on the path to a plea?
Attorneys, city officials weigh in on latest legal developments
DIXON – The news that embattled ex-city comptroller Rita A. Crundwell has agreed to sell some of her assets before she has had her day in court left some wondering whether she is headed for a plea bargain.
Some legal experts believe pleading guilty instead of going to trial would be in her best interest, especially if she is cooperating with federal officials.
“Under the circumstances, [a plea] would probably be her best move to decrease the pain,” said Phil Turner, a Chicago defense attorney and former federal prosecutor. “Every month you cut off [of prison time] is a victory.”
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