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Crundwell auction continues

Fri, 07 Dec 2012 14:50:08 CST
By: AP

Disgraced former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell's home has an in-ground pool, six-stall horse barn and baby grand piano in the living room. U.S. Marshals offered tours to prospective buyers and media as the items go up for an auction that ends tomorrow. Crundwell pleaded guilty last month to stealing $53 million from the northern Illinois city's coffers to fund a lavish lifestyle. That lifestyle included her home on 6 acres with a seven-stall dog kennel with heating and air conditioning. The Western-themed home is filled with custom leather and cowhide furniture. A chandelier in the dining room is made from revolvers and spurs. All of the items in the home were tagged and catalogued. So far, the government has raised about $7.4 million from the sale of Crundwell's belongings.

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