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Parcel B has two farm buildings. Photo by Shane McCoy / U.S. Marshals
The U.S. Marshals Service is offering for sale three real estate properties owned by disgraced quarter horse breeder Rita Crundwell.
Unsolicited offers have been received for the properties according to Marshals. Competing offers will be accepted until December 21. Public inspections will be available from 10 am to 1 pm on December 7, 8, and 14.
One of the properties being offered is a single family home on 43 acres in Dixon, Illinois – it has an offer of $450,000. Also in Dixon is more than 85 acres with two farm buildings. Someone has already offered $700,000 for that parcel. The third property is farm land in Lee County, Illinois that is about 80 acres. It has a bid of $540,000 to start the process.
Two additional homes, one in Dixon and another in Florida will be sold, according to Marshals, at a later time.
Crundwell pleaded guilty to a federal fraud charge earlier this month. She admitted she stole more than $53 million from Dixon during her time as comptroller, and used the proceeds to finance her quarter horse business and lavish lifestyle.
She is also charged with 60 counts of theft in Lee County.