WASHINGTON -- The U.S. Marshals Service will auction the first 93 horses owned by a former Illinois city official charged with stealing public funds.
The online auction will run from noon Friday until Tuesday for 46 of the horses and until Wednesday for 47 horses.
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A live auction will be held Sept. 23-24 in Dixon, Ill., to sell the remainder of the nearly 400 horses owned by Rita Crundwell.
Crundwell is a former city comptroller in Dixon. She's accused of misappropriating more than $53 million from Dixon since 1990 to help support a lavish lifestyle and her nationally renowned horse breeding operation.
Crundwell has pleaded not guilty to a wire fraud charge.