Auction set for crundwell horses

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The U.S. Marshals Service hires a firm, to start selling off Rita Crundwell’s horses.

The contract goes to Professional Auction Services, Inc. out of Round Hill, Virginia. The contract runs from August 1st to September 30th. Auctioneers will sell horses and related equipment at Crundwell’s Red Brick Road farm in Dixon, and online. Right now, it looks like the auction will begin sometime in the middle of September.

Rita Crundwell is the City of Dixon’s former Comptroller. She’s accused of stealing more than $53 million from the City to fund her horse farm operation. A judge ordered the sale of more than 400 horses and other assets Crundwell had. Some of the money made will go back to the City of Dixon.

Crundwell has pleaded not guilty to all charges.