A Federal Judge ruled Friday that more than 400 horses along with other property owned by former Dixon Comptroller Rita Crundwell can be sold in the future by the U.S Marshalls Service.
Federal officials had filed a motion in court Thursday dealing with the property.
The 59-year old Crundwell has been indicted on the charge of wire fraud. She allegedly misappropriated more than 53 million dollars of Dixon City funds over a 2 decade period.
Crundwell returns to federal court on the charge on July 23rd.
Prosecutors say that they intend to sell the horses and other assets of Crundwell and give that money back to the city of Dixon. The U.S Marshalls Service have taken care of the horses since Crundwell's arrest on April 17th.
Crundwell also owned 2 homes in Dixon and in Florida along with a 2 million dollar motor home.
Federal officials say it will take 60 to 90 days to go out for bids and set up a sale date.