Ex-Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell's horses auctioned, net more than $1 million

This Nov. 2011 photo provided on April 18, 2012, by The American Quarter Horse Journal, shows Rita Crundwell, of Dixon, Ill., posing with Pizzazzy Lady at the 2011 American Quarter Horse Association World Championship Show in Oklahoma City. On Tuesday, April 17, 2012, FBI agents arrested Crundwell, the Dixon comptroller, on charges that she stole more than $3.2 million in public funds from the city of Dixon in just a matter of months. She also was accused of misappropriating more than $30 million since 2006 to finance a lavish lifestyle, including operating a horse farm. (AP Photo/The American Quarter Horse Journal)

September 12, 2012 2:40:50 PM PDT
An online auction of 48 horses belonging to former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell netted more than $1 million.

Crundwell is accused of misappropriating more than $53 million in city funds.

Crundwell owned a herd of 401 horses -- now under the care of US Marshals.

The auction of an additional 41 horses ends Wednesday.