The Facebook “Queen of IRS Tax Fraud” will need to live for a long time to get out of her new palace. Rashia Wilson, who famously boasted on her Facebook of her fraud prowess, got a 21-year exile in federal prison yesterday in a Tampa federal courtroom. Tampa Bay Business Journal reports:
A Tampa federal court judge sentenced Rashia Wilson, a Wimauma woman who dubbed herself the “First Lady” and “Queen of Tax Fraud,” to 21 years in prison on charges of wire fraud, aggravated identity theft and being a felon in possession of a firearm.
She also was ordered to forfeit $2.2 million, the proceeds traceable to the offenses, according to a written statement.
I have a feeling that not much of that $2.2 million will be recouped.
Ms. Wilson, perhaps imprudently, put on her Facebook:
YES I’M RASHIA THE QUEEN OF IRS TAX FRAUD. IM’ A MILLIONAIRE FOR THE RECORD SO IF U THINK INDICTING ME WILL BE EASY IT WONT I PROMISE U!
She also posted the fetching picture in this post with some of your money.
Identity thieves like Ms. Wilson are milking the U.S. Treasury to the tune of maybe $5 billion annually. While Rashia Wilson was buying $90,000 cars and throwing $30,000 birthday parties with your money, The Worst Commissioner Ever was leading IRS efforts to create a worthless preparer regulation bureaucracy while hassling Tea Partiers and terrorizing innocent Americans abroad. Priorities, I guess.
Related: Jason Dinesen, Taxpayer Identity Theft — Part 17