A federal judge has ruled several properties and a luxury motor home belonging to former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell can be sold.
Crundwell has pleaded not guilty to charges alleging she stole more than $53 million from the small northern Illinois city to pay for a lavish lifestyle and create a horse-breeding operation. A federal judge on Wednesday granted a motion to sell four properties in Illinois, one property in Florida and a $2.1 million motor home.
Both prosecutors and Crundwell agreed to the motion. Money from the sales will be put in a fund until Crundwell’s case in resolved.
It also appears Crundwell owns more horses than previously thought. An amended complaint claims Crundwell has admitted to owning between 350 and 400 horses. Prosecutors originally cited 311 horses.