Tuesday, January 23, 2018
News Roundup

Tax refund fraud's alleged 'first lady' may change plea

TAMPA — Is Rashia "First Lady" Wilson moving toward a plea agreement?

A new federal court calendar entry suggests that something is afoot in the case of the Tampa woman accused of helping to pioneer a wave of tax fraud:

A change of plea hearing.

One has been scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday before Magistrate Judge Thomas G. Wilson. Previously, the court recorded a not-guilty plea to a 57-count federal indictment, and the case had been pushed ahead to the May trial calendar.

She is accused of one count of conspiracy to defraud the United States, nine counts of wire fraud, 19 counts of filing false claims, 14 counts of theft of government property and 14 counts of aggravated identity theft.

Boyfriend Maurice Larry faces all but four of those counts. As of late Monday, no change of plea hearing had been set for him.

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