Article Photos: Prosecutor: Embezzlement plea a warning to others 9/9

  Gary Shapiro, right, acting U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois and Darryl McPherson, U.S. Marshal, address the media following the Rita Crundwell guilty plea in Rockford, Ill. on Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2012. Crundwell, the former comptroller of Dixon, pleaded guilty to allegations she embezzled more than $50 million from the small city in Illinois to fund a lavish lifestyle that included a nationally known horse-breeding operation. She pleaded guilty to a charge of wire fraud and will remain free until her Feb. 14 sentencing hearing. (AP Photo/The Telegraph, Alex T. Paschal )