Self proclaimed Tax Queen to serve 21 years in prison - WFLA News Channel 8

Self proclaimed Tampa Tax Queen to serve 21 years in prison

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TAMPA, FL (WFLA) -

Rashia Wilson once proclaimed herself as, "the Queen of IRS Tax Fraud."

She will now serve twenty one years in prison for the crime.

Federal Judge James Moody sentenced Wilson after she plead guilty to defrauding the government and multiple counts of aggravated identity theft.

Wilson admitted to stealing more than three million dollars from taxpayers and the government.

Federal prosecutors say she intended to steal much more.

Prosecutors say she drove a 90-thousand dollar Audi, lived in an expensive home and purchased expensive jewelry and designer handbags with the money received through fraudulent tax returns.

Wilson sobbed in court as the sentence was pronounced.

Her family also sobbed as she was led away to prison.

Judge Moody says, " Wilson knew what she was doing and she reveled in it."

The federal judge also said, " I hope the government will figure out a way to prevent someone with a sixth grade education from defrauding them so easily."

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