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.
Click here to bid and view 57 pictures of the 2008 Prevost Liberty Elegant Lady Series Coach with 42,106 miles. Click here for full auction/bidding information
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.
So, I take it that they removed the minimum bid of $1 million they had on the first auction? How stupid to spend the time and money to do this all over again. They should have just taken whatever the bid was they got the first time, and been done with it. They aren't going to get a million. There are so many luxury motorhomes available now, there is a glut in the market.