Wednesday, April 25, 2018
News Roundup

Broke tax fraud 'queen' wants relief from restitution

Rashia Wilson, self-described queen of Tampa tax refund fraud, once inhabited a world of ill-gotten Prada, Gucci and Audi. Busted down to a federal prison in Aliceville, Ala., she earns just $5.25 a month, she declares in newly filed court papers.

That's a problem because Wilson, 28, was ordered to pay a token $25 per calendar quarter toward the $3.1 million in restitution that she owes the IRS for filing false tax returns using stolen identities.

But she needs money to buy vitamins and hygiene items, too, she says. So she's asking U.S. District Judge James S. Moody Jr. to suspend restitution payments until after her release date: Jan. 5, 2031.

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