Ex-Dixon comptroller's horses net $2.4M at auction
DIXON – An auction of horses and equipment seized from a renowned breeder and former small-town Illinois bookkeeper accused of stealing millions in public funds brought in $2.4 million over the weekend, with more scheduled to be sold Monday, officials said.
Sunday's highest bidder was a Canadian woman who paid $775,000 for former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell's 2004 world champion Quarter Horse stallion, Good I Will Be.
Crundwell is accused of misappropriating more than $53 million from the northern Illinois town to help support a lavish lifestyle and her horse breeding operation. She has pleaded not guilty to a federal charge and also faces state charges.
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