CHICAGO (CBS) — Former Dixon comptroller Rita Crundwell wants a public defender to represent her on charges she embezzled millions in public funds.

Crundwell made the request during her first court appearance for the 60-count theft case in Dixon.

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It’s separate from the federal case – where she already entered a not guilty plea.

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Federal agents seized all of her assets.

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Crundwell is accused of stealing more than $53 million over two decades from the town to maintain a lavish lifestyle – including a luxury RV, fancy furniture and hundreds of horses.