DC tax fraud ringleader gets 17 years in prison

June 30th, 2009

The Washington Post

Harriette Walters, the mastermind of the $48.1 million D.C. tax scam, was sentenced this morning to 17 1/2 years in federal prison, capping the prosecution of the largest embezzlement in District government history.

Walters said little as U.S. District Judge Emmet G. Sullivan sentenced the 52-year-old to near the top of a sentencing range laid out in a plea deal she had reached with prosecutors. She is the last of 11 people to be sentenced in the scheme, which Walters admitting running for nearly two decades.

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