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Source:  Chicago Tribune

Brandishing a giant bottle of whiskey and wearing a sparkly Zorro mask, then-Dixon, Illinois Comptroller Rita Crundwell preened for the camera as she held a sign reading “It’s good to be Queen.”

It’s the kind of “gotcha” photo the media would have loved to have unearthed back in 2012, when Crundwell was busted for embezzling an incredible $53 million from taxpayers over 20 years in Ronald Reagan’s hometown in north central Illinois.

But the photo wasn’t discovered by reporters — it was unearthed by Kelly Richmond Pope, a forensic accountant and accounting professor at DePaul University who included it in “All the Queen’s Horses,” a new documentary film she made with the help of Chicago documentary powerhouses Kartemquin Films.

Read the story at the Chicago Tribune.

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