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Harriette Walters receives a 17 year, 6 month sentence as the mastermind of the DC tax scam.

VIA WASHINGTON CITY PAPER: Just around 12 noon on Tuesday, a DC court sentenced Harriette Walters to a long awaited 17 year, 6 month sentence for her crimes. The judgment was handed down by federal judge Emmet G. Sullivan.

The 52-year-old will also have to make restitution for the $48 million that she stole. In addition, she has to pay $12 million in tax payments to the federal government and $3.2 million to the District. Walters is a former mid-level manager in the D.C. Office of Tax and Revenue who engineered a complicated tax-assessment scam.

Speaking for herself, Walters said, “I stand before your honor in full repentance. I never blamed anyone for my part in what I did.” She went on to detail the cooperation she’d given to authorities investigating the scam and insisted that without her assistance, the scam could have been perpetrated all over again.

Read the full story at WashingtonCityPaper.com.

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