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Broke tax fraud 'queen' wants relief from restitution

After calling herself the queen of IRS tax fraud on Facebook, Rashia Wilson received the harshest penalty to date in the area.

Tampa Police Department (2013)

After calling herself the queen of IRS tax fraud on Facebook, Rashia Wilson received the harshest penalty to date in the area.

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.

Broke tax fraud 'queen' wants relief from restitution 04/07/14 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 12:48pm]

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