Crooked City: The Emerald Triangle


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Subscribers: 363
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Episodes: 30

 Feb 28, 2023
Great podcast. Well researched. Stories tell themselves. But Re Emerald Triangle, euologizing Jeff like he was a Saint, is just not factual. He was a criminal. Exploited those workers. And paid for it. See it from all sides.


This is a story about a woman who came to be known as The Horse Queen. She owned hundreds of champion quarter horses on her ranch outside the small city of Dixon, Illinois. And she was also Dixon’s treasurer/comptroller. Yet no one ever thought to ask how she could afford all of those horses on the salary of a civil servant… until the FBI raided City Hall in 2012 and Rita was arrested. For twenty years, Rita Crundwell worked hard to become the world’s largest and most successful quarter horse breeder… while also becoming America’s most prolific municipal embezzler. Want the full story? Unlock all episodes of the third season of Crooked City: Dixon, IL ad-free right now by subscribing to The Binge. Plus, get binge access to brand new stories dropping on the first of every month — that’s all episodes, all at once, all ad-free. Just click ‘Subscribe’ on the top of the Crooked City show page on Apple Podcasts or visit to get access wherever you listen. A & Sony Music Entertainment production. Find out more about The Binge and other podcasts from Sony Music Entertainment at and follow us @sonypodcasts

Episode Date
Dixon, IL | 2. Her Horses Were Her Life
Oct 02, 2023
Dixon, IL | 1. Honesty, Integrity, and Hard Work
Oct 02, 2023
Introducing Season 3 of Crooked City: Dixon, IL
Sep 19, 2023
The Emerald Triangle | 10. The End of the Road
Jan 02, 2023
The Emerald Triangle | 9. WTF Happened on that Mountain
Dec 26, 2022
The Emerald Triangle | 8. Broken Lies and a Missing Crystal
Dec 19, 2022
The Emerald Triangle | 7. Hill Crazy
Dec 12, 2022
The Emerald Triangle | 6. A Regular Kid from Pleasantville
Dec 05, 2022
The Emerald Triangle | 5. Bad LSD
Nov 28, 2022
The Emerald Triangle | 4. Good ‘Ol Fashioned Public Records
Nov 21, 2022
The Emerald Triangle | 3. Welcome to Weed World
Nov 14, 2022
The Emerald Triangle | 2. Outlaws
Nov 07, 2022
The Emerald Triangle | 1. The Death of Jesus Jeff
Nov 07, 2022
15. Beam Me Up
Oct 24, 2022
14. The Farm
Oct 17, 2022
13. The End of Omertà
Oct 10, 2022
12. No Place for an Honest Man
Oct 03, 2022
11. Ivan the Terrible
Sep 26, 2022
10. The One Way Street
Sep 19, 2022
9. Pull the Trigger and You're In
Sep 12, 2022
8. Pigs, Hogs, and a Beef
Sep 05, 2022
7. America First
Aug 29, 2022
6. The Younger Guys
Aug 22, 2022
5. David and Goliath
Aug 15, 2022
4. The Pied Piper
Aug 08, 2022
3. Jim Traficant for Sheriff
Aug 01, 2022
2. The United California Bank Heist
Jul 25, 2022
1. Welcome to Youngstown
Jul 25, 2022
Introducing... Crooked City: Youngstown, OH
Jul 06, 2022
Introducing Season Two of Crooked City: The Emerald Triangle
Jul 04, 2022