Crundwell properties sold for $3 million


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Posted Online: Jan. 02, 2013, 4:28 pm
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DIXON, Ill. (AP) The U.S. Marshals Service says it will raise more than $3 million from the sale of three properties belonging to disgraced former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell.

U.S. Marshals said in a Wednesday news release that it was contracts totaling more than $3 million on properties in Lee County. Crundwell pleaded guilty in November to federal charges alleging she stole more than $53 million from the city of Dixon during her time as comptroller. Authorities say she used the money to fund a lavish lifestyle and horse ranch.

The properties sold include the horse ranch, a house outside Dixon and about 80 acres of farmland. So far marshals have raised about $8 million from auctions of Crundwell's belongings. That money will go toward restitution.














 




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