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Ex-Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell's luxury RV, 400 horses to be sold

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)
September 5, 2012 4:45:14 AM PDT
Bidding for the luxury RV owned by former Dixon, Illinois City Comptroller Rita Crundwell starts at $1 million.

Crundwell, 59, is accused of misappropriating more than $53 million since 1990 from the small town to help support a lavish lifestyle and her nationally-renowned horse breeding program. The RV is being auctioned off by the U.S. Marshals service.

Four hundred of her horses will be sold by September 30, according to prosecutors.

The developments came up during a hearing where Crundwell's defense attorneys requested more time to review the 18,000 pages of evidence.

If Crundwell is found guilty, net proceeds of the sales will go toward restitution for the town. Crundwell pleaded not guilty to wire fraud.


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