Attorneys representing Rita Crundwell, the former Dixon, Ill comptroller accused of stealing more than $53 million from city coffers, have asked for more time to review evidence before proceeding to trial.
That evidence amounts to about 18,000 pages.
Crundwell, 59, has been charged with wire fraud. Prosecutors argue she siphoned more than $53 million from Dixon into a secret account.
The more than 400 horses formerly owned by Dixon are set to be sold by Sept. 30. If she is found guilty, the net proceeds from those sales are set to go toward restitution for the city of Dixon.
Dixon filed a lawsuit against its auditors last month alleging the company should have found irregularities in the city's financial statements