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Auction of ex-Dixon comptroller's property nets $4.78M

Tuesday, September 25, 2012
This Nov. 2011 photo provided on April 18, 2012, by The American Quarter Horse Journal, shows Rita Crundwell, of Dixon, Ill., posing with Pizzazzy Lady at the 2011 American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show in Oklahoma City. On Tuesday, April 17, 2012, FBI agents arrested Crundwell, the Dixon comptroller, on charges that she stole more than $3.2 million in public funds from the city of Dixon in just a matter of months. She also was accused of misappropriating more than $30 million since 2006 to finance a lavish lifestyle, including operating a horse farm.

This Nov. 2011 photo provided on April 18, 2012, by The American Quarter Horse Journal, shows Rita Crundwell, of Dixon, Ill., posing with Pizzazzy Lady at the 2011 American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show in Oklahoma City. On Tuesday, April 17, 2012, FBI agents arrested Crundwell, the Dixon comptroller, on charges that she stole more than $3.2 million in public funds from the city of Dixon in just a matter of months. She also was accused of misappropriating more than $30 million since 2006 to finance a lavish lifestyle, including operating a horse farm. (AP Photo/The American Quarter Horse Journal)

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An auction of property owned by the indicted former comptroller of Dixon, Ill., has brought in millions of dollars.

The U.S. Marshal Service says the sale of 400 horses and other horse related equipment brought in $4.78 million. All of the property belonged to Rita Crundwell. She's accused of stealing $53 million Dixon over 22 years.

If Crundwell is convicted, proceeds from the sale goes to the city of Dixon. If she is acquitted, the money will be returned to her.

 

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