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All the Queen’s Horses: Film Screening, Q&A With Director
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In 2012, Rita Crundwell was arrested, becoming 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. Using stolen funds, Crundwell became one of the nation's leading quarter horse breeders, traveled the world, and threw lavish parties, all while forcing staff cuts, slashing the police budget and leaving public infrastructure in disrepair. The film All the Queen's Horses illuminates this landmark case and brings to light the blatant negligence of auditors and bankers the public relied on to keep their tax dollars safe.
The film’s director, Dr. Kelly Richmond Pope is Associate Professor in the School of Accountancy and MIS at DePaul University in Chicago where she teaches forensic accounting, managerial accounting, financial accounting and ethical leadership. We are excited to have this groundbreaking academic-turned-documentarian visit Interdisciplinary Studies at NC State. This event will be co-hosted by the Alexander Hamilton Scholars program. The film will be shown on Monday, March 19th, at 4:30 p.m. followed by a question and answer session with the director, and a reception.