Florida woman gets 21 years in prison after stealing $20 million from the Internal Revenue Service

Young_ChitlinYoung_Chitlin YCN Chief, FCC Member, IC Task Force GeneralASUville, PhoenixPosts: 13,766 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited July 2013 in For The Grown & Sexy
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By JESSICA JERREAT

A mother of three, who taunted authorities to catch her as she stole about $20 million from the IRS, has been jailed for 21 years. Rashia Wilson, who pleaded guilty to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft earlier this year, admitted to stealing more than $3 million but the figure is believed to be much higher. Tampa police were first alerted to the fraud in 2010 when they noticed a drop in drug dealing in the area. As Wilson, who became known as the 'First Lady of tax fraud' was sentenced on Tuesday, she was denied the chance to hug her three children, aged between 2 and 12, good-bye, according to the Tampa Bay Times. 'She knew what she was doing was wrong. She reveled in the fact that it was wrong,' U.S. District Judge James. S. Moody Jr. said.

The 27-year-old, who also pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, had boasted on Facebook that she was untouchable. 'I'm Rashia, the queen of IRS tax fraud,' the post stated. 'I'm a millionaire for the record, so if U think indicting me will B easy it won't, I promise you! U need more than black and white to hold me down N that's to da rat who went N told, as if 1st lady don't have da TPD under her spell. I run Tampa right now.' A psychologist brought in to testify for the defense argued the Facebook post was a sign of Wilson's bi-polar disorder, which made her liable to brag. Valerie McClain told the court that 'adolescent bragging' in Facebook posts is consistent with manic-phase behavior. Wilson had bi-polar diagnosed when she was 14.

Wilson's fraud was discovered during a two-year investigation called 'Operation Rain Maker', named in reference to all the money raining down on the suspects' mail boxes, according to ABC News. The multi-agency investigation included Tampa Police Department, IRS-Criminal Investigations, the Secret Service, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Hills­borough County Sheriff's Office. Those involved in the tax fraud operation used stolen Social Security numbers to file returns, according to the Global Dispatch. The scam meant that ordinary taxpayers had to wait for up to a year to receive their refunds.

Wilson, whose mother was addicted to cocaine when she was born, and whose father was in prison while she was growing up, came from a life of poverty to extreme wealth. Although she still claimed food stamps during her fraud, she used the ill-gotten gains to fund a lavish lifestyle which included spending $30,000 on her son's first birthday, buying a $90,000 Audi and designer handbags and sunglasses. Wilson also had a custom-designed necklace, spelling out her name in jewels, made for her, according to Fox News. As well as finding designer goods at her home in Wimauma, police said the number of security cameras around the property had raised suspicions. Wilson has been ordered to $3.1 million in restitution.

The amount reflects the estimated loss to the government at the time of her plea. The investigation later found the figure to be higher but the judge agreed to honor the plea agreement. She will owe the restitution with co-defendant Maurice Larry, who has sentencing hearings due in August and September.

At the time of the investigation, 13 people were arrested for charges including identity theft, scheming to defraud and fraudulent use of credit cards. Tampa police major Ken Morman told ABC last year that a decline in drug dealing suggested criminals had found a more lucrative business. He said the suspects would use hotel rooms and rented houses to train recruits about how to commit the fraud.
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  • Young_ChitlinYoung_Chitlin YCN Chief, FCC Member, IC Task Force General ASUville, PhoenixPosts: 13,766 ✭✭✭✭✭
    HOW WILSON SPENT HER MILLIONS
    $90,000 on an Audi A8.
    $30,000 on her son's first birthday party, which included carnival rides for children to play on.
    Designer handbags from Prada, Gucci and Louis Vuitton.
    Jewellery, including a custom-made necklace spelling out her name in jewels, which she wore in a photograph that showed her posing with stacks of money.
    When police searched her Wimauma home they removed electronic goods, including large flat-screen TVs.
  • mohamedmohamed Posts: 1,026 ✭✭✭✭
    She could have used that ambition to do something positive. I still don't believe she was dumb enough to post.....never mind.
    VulcanRaven
  • Hyde ParkeHyde Parke Posts: 2,573
    edited July 2013
    didn't notice the pics, lol

  • SneakDZASneakDZA Just a guy Posts: 8,136 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Tampa police were first alerted to the fraud in 2010 when they noticed a drop in drug dealing in the area.
    Tampa police major Ken Morman told ABC last year that a decline in drug dealing suggested criminals had found a more lucrative business.

    can't win with these fuckin pigs.
    leftcoastkev
  • texas409texas409 Posts: 14,468 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Florida fucking sucks man...besides Disney world of course
    cannonspike1994DA_Executionah! ohhhlaeastbay510Pico
  • mc317mc317 the landPosts: 3,245 ✭✭✭✭✭
    This stupid fuckin bitch have fun with the slamms and hairy pussy for 20 yrs bitch
  • Will MunnyWill Munny I eat pussy on the 1st date. Posts: 24,807 ✭✭✭✭✭
    She should have just tried to run off with it and live a comfortable but lowkey life on some beautiful Caribbean island.
  • 700700 I been chasing this dream so long, chasing it, I'm chasing it, told myself that I gotta stay strong Plap City, FLAPosts: 10,980 ✭✭✭✭✭
    i knew that shit wouldnt last forever

    i seen mothafuckas make millions off that shit

    that shit had no limit too it, they was killin that shit in south florida
  • J-GUTTAJ-GUTTA Posts: 8,377 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Peoples need to shine is always their down fall. 5 years or so it was Mortgage fraud. Ive seen the FBI run down on people for it too.
  • mc317mc317 the landPosts: 3,245 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Im a right this bitch in prison

    Dear stupid dumb slut how does the queen like her royal cell?
    Young Stef
  • ohhhlaohhhla Posts: 10,341 ✭✭✭✭✭
    texas409 wrote: »
    Florida fucking sucks man...besides Disney world of course

    But have the beaches and fine ass women.

  • 1CK1S1CK1S Posts: 18,145 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    This really needs to happen to that state!!!
    texas409
  • Stomp JohnsonStomp Johnson Ya man's a wimp, I give that ass a good thrashin'. Posts: 2,263 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Dumb sunamabitch
  • 9TRAY9TRAY EverywherePosts: 6,543 ✭✭✭✭✭
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    By JESSICA JERREAT

    A mother of three, who taunted authorities to catch her as she stole about $20 million from the IRS, has been jailed for 21 years. Rashia Wilson, who pleaded guilty to wire fraud and aggravated identity theft earlier this year, admitted to stealing more than $3 million but the figure is believed to be much higher. Tampa police were first alerted to the fraud in 2010 when they noticed a drop in drug dealing in the area. As Wilson, who became known as the 'First Lady of tax fraud' was sentenced on Tuesday, she was denied the chance to hug her three children, aged between 2 and 12, good-bye, according to the Tampa Bay Times. 'She knew what she was doing was wrong. She reveled in the fact that it was wrong,' U.S. District Judge James. S. Moody Jr. said.

    The 27-year-old, who also pleaded guilty to being a felon in possession of a firearm, had boasted on Facebook that she was untouchable. 'I'm Rashia, the queen of IRS tax fraud,' the post stated. 'I'm a millionaire for the record, so if U think indicting me will B easy it won't, I promise you! U need more than black and white to hold me down N that's to da rat who went N told, as if 1st lady don't have da TPD under her spell. I run Tampa right now.' A psychologist brought in to testify for the defense argued the Facebook post was a sign of Wilson's bi-polar disorder, which made her liable to brag. Valerie McClain told the court that 'adolescent bragging' in Facebook posts is consistent with manic-phase behavior. Wilson had bi-polar diagnosed when she was 14.

    Wilson's fraud was discovered during a two-year investigation called 'Operation Rain Maker', named in reference to all the money raining down on the suspects' mail boxes, according to ABC News. The multi-agency investigation included Tampa Police Department, IRS-Criminal Investigations, the Secret Service, the U.S. Postal Inspection Service and the Hills­borough County Sheriff's Office. Those involved in the tax fraud operation used stolen Social Security numbers to file returns, according to the Global Dispatch. The scam meant that ordinary taxpayers had to wait for up to a year to receive their refunds.

    Wilson, whose mother was addicted to cocaine when she was born, and whose father was in prison while she was growing up, came from a life of poverty to extreme wealth. Although she still claimed food stamps during her fraud, she used the ill-gotten gains to fund a lavish lifestyle which included spending $30,000 on her son's first birthday, buying a $90,000 Audi and designer handbags and sunglasses. Wilson also had a custom-designed necklace, spelling out her name in jewels, made for her, according to Fox News. As well as finding designer goods at her home in Wimauma, police said the number of security cameras around the property had raised suspicions. Wilson has been ordered to $3.1 million in restitution.

    The amount reflects the estimated loss to the government at the time of her plea. The investigation later found the figure to be higher but the judge agreed to honor the plea agreement. She will owe the restitution with co-defendant Maurice Larry, who has sentencing hearings due in August and September.

    At the time of the investigation, 13 people were arrested for charges including identity theft, scheming to defraud and fraudulent use of credit cards. Tampa police major Ken Morman told ABC last year that a decline in drug dealing suggested criminals had found a more lucrative business. He said the suspects would use hotel rooms and rented houses to train recruits about how to commit the fraud.
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    =))

    Didn't read the story, I came to laugh at the Florida GIF

    The IRS don't play with it comes to their bread they will get you eventually
  • ShizlanskyShizlansky Nothing better then being a father. Posts: 21,189 ✭✭✭✭✭
    she didnt steal million.
  • THIRDSUPREMETHIRDSUPREME Still Coon Killa.... Nigga Home of the SlavesPosts: 5,575 ✭✭✭✭✭
    21 years. Damn.
  • Karl.Karl. Posts: 4,981 ✭✭✭✭✭
    I came to make sure you posted the gif.
    Young_Chitlin
  • Karl.Karl. Posts: 4,981 ✭✭✭✭✭
    Lol @ her thinking she had more power than the tax man.
    texas409Young Stefnillerthekid
  • CeLLaR-DooRCeLLaR-DooR Posts: 11,576 ✭✭✭✭✭
  • BIGG WILLBIGG WILL Posts: 1,888 ✭✭✭✭✭
    lol @ the bump..
    Young Stef
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