Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Update On DC Office Of Tax & Revenue: Another Figure Sentenced

Jayrece Elaine Turnbull, 35, of Bowie, Maryland, who pleaded guilty to helping her aunt, Harriette M. Walters, former manager within the District of Columbia Office of Tax and Revenue, embezzle nearly $50 million from District coffers, was sentenced to 9 years in prison for her role in the thefts. The embezzlement scheme involve fraudulent tax refund checks Walters had sent to a variety of accomplices who shared the proceeds. All told, 11 people have pleaded guilty in the case. Turnbull, a native of Puerto Rico, is described by prosecutors as Walters' principal accomplice in the scheme. Turnbull purchased real estate in the Dominican Republic, among other personal expenditures and international travel with of her share of the ill-gotten gains.

Read FraudTalk's earlier posts on this story here, here, here and here.

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