Article Photos: Feds take horses from suspected Illinois embezzler 2/2

  FILE - In this April 20, 2012, photo, horses graze at Rita Crundwell's horse ranch outside of Dixon, Ill. Crundwell is accused of stealing $53 million from the small city in northern Illinois by siphoning public funds into a secret bank account opened in 1990 while she was Dixon's comptroller. A judge on Thursday, May 3, 2012, granted the government's request for forfeiture of the 311 animals owned by Crundwell, which are now in the care of U.S. marshals. Federal prosecutors contend she used the funds to sustain a lavish lifestyle and her horse breeding operation. Crundwell was regarded as one of the best horse breeders in the country. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)