First of indicted Dixon treasurer’s horses bring $1.64M in online auction

Rita Crundwell Quarter Horses. Photo by Alex Garcia, Chicago Tribune.

by MELISSA JENCO Cross-posted from Chicago Tribune About 80 horses once owned by indicted former Dixon Treasurer Rita Crundwell brought in $1.64 million this week at an online auction, money that ultimately could go to the northwestern Illinois city's coffers to offset the huge losses from her alleged fraud scheme. The horses sold for a… Continue reading First of indicted Dixon treasurer’s horses bring $1.64M in online auction

Feds auctioning 93 Crundwell horses online

Crundwell Horse. Photo credit: Alex T. Paschal.

by THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (Sept. 7, 2012) -- The U.S. Marshals Service will auction the first 93 of hundreds of horses owned by a former Illinois city official charged with stealing public funds. The online auction at will start at noon Friday and will close on Tuesday for 46 of the horses and… Continue reading Feds auctioning 93 Crundwell horses online

US Marshals Service chooses auctioneer for Crundwell horses

Alleged embezzler Rita Crundwell takes the prize. AQHA Photo.

CBS Channel 11 News Station WIFR reports: DIXON (WIFR) -- We now have a better idea of when Rita Crundwell's hundreds of horses will be up for sale. The U.S. Marshals Service has awarded a contract to an auctioneer. This is the release from the U.S. Department of Justice: "The U.S. Marshals Service has awarded… Continue reading US Marshals Service chooses auctioneer for Crundwell horses