A Chicago law firm was hired by the city of Dixon Monday to help in the recovery of assets in the Rita Crundwell investigation.
Crundwell, the former city comptroller, is accused of stealing 53 million dollars from the city over about two decades.
City leaders voted to hire the law firm of Power Rogers & Smith, P.C. & Devon C. Bruce.
According to the agreement, the firm will "investigate and pursue a claim or cause of action against any person or entities responsible for embezzlement, theft, malpractice, breach of contract, and/or negligent services arising out of work performed and duties owed to the City of Dixon".