One horse owned by indicted former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell brought in $775,000 at an auction of her property. Crundwell is accused of misappropriating more than $53 million from Dixon to help support a lavish lifestyle and her nationally renowned horse breeding operation. She's pleaded not guilty to a federal charge and also faces state charges. An earlier online auction brought in $1.64 million for 80 of Crundwell's horses. On Sunday, more than 2,000 bidders gathered at her northern Illinois ranch as auctioneers sold off 146 more horses and related items for about $2.4 million. The highest bid was for Crundwell's 2004 world champion stallion "Good I Will Be." If Crundwell is convicted, Dixon will get money from the sale. If she's acquitted, the profits return to her.
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