About the Film
An in-depth look at the largest municipal fraud in U.S. history
Coming in 2017
Stealing more than $37,000 a day in her more than twenty years in office, Rita Crundwell became one of the nation’s leading quarter horse breeders, traveled the world, and threw lavish parties, all while forcing staff cuts, police budget slashing, and leaving public infrastructure in disrepair.In 2012, Crundwell was arrested as the largest municipal fraud perpetrator in the nation’s history, embezzling upwards of $50 million as the comptroller and treasurer of Dixon, a city in the heart of Illinois.
All the Queen’s Horses aims to illuminate this landmark case and bring to light the blatant negligence of auditors and bankers the public relied on to keep their tax dollars safe. The eye-opening story of two decades of fraud at this magnitude is a reminder and a lesson: such catastrophes need only blind eyes and moral blindness.