US Marshals Release Funds for Restitution in Crundwell Case
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Marshals Service transferred $9.2 million to the U.S. District Court in the Northern District of Illinois Dec. 13. The funds will be applied to the restitution ordered by the court to be paid to the city of Dixon in the Rita Crundwell fraud case.
The funds represent net proceeds recovered from the federal seizure and forfeiture of Crundwell’s assets, which included bank accounts, five real properties, a luxury motorhome, more than 400 quarter horses, a jewelry collection and many other personal assets that were part of her lavish lifestyle.
Total proceeds recovered were more than $12 million, and the Marshals incurred expenses of approximately $1.8 million to seize, manage and sell the more than 500 assets that spanned 17 federal judicial districts in 13 different states.