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Dixon to receive $9.2 million in restitution for Crundwell case

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DIXON (WREX) -

The City of Dixon stands to receive $9.2 million in restitution after former comptroller Rita Crundwell stole nearly $54 million from the city over the course of a decade.

The U.S. Marshals Service announced the amount Thursday. The money was transferred to the U.S. District Court in Northern Illinois last week, and the court will then issue the money to the city.

Crundwell pleaded guilty earlier this year to stealing the money from the city while she was employed as comptroller there. She used the money to fund her own lavish lifestyle, which included a national horse breeding operation. She is currently serving nearly 20 years in prison.

The restitution money was raised by the Marshals Service through the sale of Crundwell's belongings like properties, a luxury motorhome, over 400 horses, and jewelry.

Dixon will receive an additional $40 million in the case from a legal settlement with an auditor and bank.

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