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Ex-official's seized property a dazzling sight

CHICAGO (AP) — The $2.1 million motor home seized from an ex-city official in northern Illinois offers a dazzling view into the lavish lifestyle that federal prosecutors say she fed with millions in stolen money.

Former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell is accused of misappropriating more than $53 million in public funds since 1990. Prosecutors say she used the money to support her nationally renowned horse breeding operations and luxurious tastes. Crundwell has pleaded not guilty.

Agents have seized hundreds of her horses and other items that they plan to auction off.

Her 2009 Liberty Coach motor home is up for grabs.

The Chicago Tribune reported Saturday (http://trib.in/O8kGOl) that viewings this week drew potential buyers and the curious.

The vehicle has a king-size bed, five TVs, a leather coach and a fully stocked kitchen.

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