US Marshals Selling Rita Crundwell’s Luxury Motor Home
Press Release via U.S. Marshals Service
The U.S. Marshals Service is selling a luxury motor home, one of Rita Crundwell’s assets, via an online auction starting Tuesday. The auction for the 2008 Liberty Coach Motor Home will run through noon Sept. 25.
Crundwell, 59, the former comptroller of Dixon, Ill., has been federally charged with wire fraud in U.S. District Court in Northern Illinois. Crundwell’s indictment charges her with fraudulently obtaining more than $53 million from the city since 1990 and using the proceeds to finance her horse breeding business and lavish lifestyle.
Should the government prevail in its civil and criminal actions against Crundwell, net proceeds from the sale of the defendant’s forfeited assets will be applied toward restitution to the city of Dixon.
The U.S. Marshals Service is responsible for managing and selling seized and forfeited properties acquired by federal criminals through illegal activities. Proceeds generated from asset sales are used to compensate victims, supplement funding for law enforcement initiatives and support community programs. As part of the Department of Justice’s Asset Forfeiture Program, the Marshals currently manage more than 19,000 assets with a value of $4.4 billion.