Dixon – The lawyer for former Comptroller Rita Crundwell may ask the state to drop its case against her even though she admitted to stealing $53 million from the city.
Crundwell faces 60 counts of theft in Lee County. She’s supposed to appear in court for those charges tomorrow. But, her lawyer asked for more time so the judge could consider dropping them.
He didn’t elaborate as to why.
Crundwell did plead guilty though to a federal charge against her. She’ll be sentenced for that in February.
DIXON (WIFR) — Know someone with the initials R.C.? Then there may be a few items worth checking out. The U.S. Marshals service is hosting another online auction this weekend of Rita Crundwell’s stuff.
Things like a monogrammed boulder and similar-looking sign. A leather saddle will also be auctioned off. The online auction begins Sunday and runs through Wednesday. So far, the U.S. Marshals service has recovered nearly $8 million from selling Crundwell’s property, but that is nowhere close to the $53 million stolen by the former Dixon comptroller.
Once the rest of Crundwell’s personal items are sold, U.S. Marshals will sell her homes and farmland. They’re currently accepting counter-offers on three pieces of property, through December 21st.
Another online auction kicks off this weekend to sell more of Rita Crundwell’s personal items. This monogramed boulder and sign are included.. As well as this rare leather saddle. The auction will run Sunday through Wednesday. To check out the auction, visit www.professionalauction.com/12RC_Assets.htm.
CHICAGO (CBS) — The online auction of items from homes that once belonged to former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell has ended.
The auction of furnishings in the Englewood, Florida home that belonged to Crundwell, generated nearly $100,000.
A table and 8 chairs brought in the largest amount, $11,000.
Furnishings at the home where Crundwell spent most of her time, in Dixon, sold for 181 thousand dollars.
A grand piano brought in the largest single amount, $4,500.
The sale of the furnishings and possessions sold earlier, including more than 400 horses and horse semen for a breeding program, brought in a total $7.4 million.
A long way from the $53 million that Crundwell admits she stole, while serving as Dixon’s Comptroller.