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Government moves to seize ex-Dixon comptroller's horse show trophies


ROCKFORD, Illinois — About 700 horse competition trophies are at the center of a court motion involving former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell, who was convicted of stealing nearly $54 million from the northern Illinois city.

Federal prosecutors filed the motion Friday in U.S. District Court in Rockford seeking to seize the trophies and other Crundwell assets. The (Dixon) Telegraph reports ( ) the items would be sold, if the motion is granted, with proceeds going to the city of Dixon. The city has so far received $9 million from the sale of other Crundwell assets.

Besides the trophies, the motion lists horse show clothing, artwork, hats, bar stools and other items. The government is continuing to search for other Crundwell belongings that can be seized.

Crundwell is serving nearly 20 years in prison.

Information from: Dixon Telegraph,

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