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No info being shared on Crundwell loans

Shipman said he is cooperating with federal authorities

DIXON – Fire Chief Tim Shipman said Monday that he still is waiting to hear back from the U.S. Attorney’s Office regarding a personal loan he received from former comptroller Rita Crundwell.

Shipman was given a notice to appear before the U.S. Attorney’s Office last week in regard to the recovery of assets in the Crundwell case; he said he cooperated, but did not have to attend personally.

Documents seized from City Hall after Crundwell’s arrest included personal loan agreements that Crundwell had with Shipman and his wife, Diane, and with former City Engineer Shawn Ortgiesen and his wife, Angela.

The amounts and terms were not disclosed on those documents, or in the notice to Shipman or Ortgiesen.

There are no new public records or information to share at this time, said Randall Samborn, public information officer for the U.S. Attorney’s Office.

“It’s still a pending matter,” he said Monday. “I can’t give you a timetable on if, or when, more information will be available.”

When the former comptroller was sentenced in February for wire fraud, a court order said of the loans only that Crundwell is to “assign two notes payable in her favor from two Dixon administrators who borrowed money from her.”

The “citation to discover assets,” which can bring about a judgment for money owed, asked Shipman to bring his bank statements dating back 3 years, his state and federal income tax returns, applications for loans and any promissory notes, among other items.

Shipman said he wants to cooperate fully with authorities.

Ortgiesen did not return a phone call Monday.

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