Crundwell

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The latest online auction for Rita Crundwell's belongings is now over. According to a release from the U.S. Marshals Service, the auction brought in $46,000. The highest sold item was an English saddle for $2,040. The former Dixon comptroller is now behind bars after stealing millions of dollars from the city to support her lavish lifestyle.
"I recognize there may be some people who want to forget about Rita Crundwell and the horrible fraud she perpetrated. It’s understandable. It’s...

U.S. Marshals Service

U.S. Marshals continue to search for assets of Dixon’s ex-comptroller Rita Crundwell. Those include winnings from horses she once owned and bred. In 2012, Crundwell pleaded guilty to wire fraud, embezzling $53,740,394 from the city of Dixon. “The Embezzler” and “She’s A Fancy Felon” are just a few of the horses named in an appendix of documents filed this week in the Northern District of Illinois court. According to Jason Wojdylo, with the U.S. Marshals Service, the motion is specific to...

The loan repayment between Dixon's fire chief and Rita Crundwell has been satisfied, with interest compounded, to the satisfaction of the U.S. government. According to Lynzey Donahue, a spokesperson with the U.S. Marshals Service, the money from Timothy and Diane Shipman will be applied "in partial satisfaction to the restitution order issued by the U.S. District Court in United States v. Crundwell ." The repayment, along with other money recently recovered, will be transferred to the city of...

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About 200 people showed up for a town hall meeting in Dixon last night to hear more about the financial state of their cityand offer suggestions on how to spend nearly 40-million dollars.

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U.S. Marshals Service Says Selling Crundwell's Assets Was Not All "Smooth Sailing" Federal marshals have now liquidated all of the known assets of Rita Crundwell, the former Dixon comptroller who admitted to embezzling nearly $53 million from the city. Last week, marshals sold Crundwell’s final three assets, including two vehicles and a trailer. That sale brought in about $36,000. Crundwell was sentenced in February to 19.5 years in federal prison. In all, it took about a year to sell off all...

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