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Tampa woman gets four years in tax fraud case


Published:   |   Updated: November 19, 2013 at 05:02 PM

A Tampa woman has been sentenced to four years in federal prison for her role in a tax fraud scheme that netted her more than $175,000.

U.S. District Judge James D. Whittemore on Monday sentenced Porscha Williams for theft of government property and aggravated identity theft, according to a release from his office. As part of her sentence, the court also entered a money judgment in the amount of $9,116.00, the proceeds of the charged criminal conduct.

Williams was found guilty on Sept. 17.

According to court documents, Williams engaged in identity tax refund fraud as early as March 2011, and was responsible for filing more than 30 fraudulent returns and getting refunds totaling more than $175,000.

On June 4, Porscha Williams’ sister, Nikia Williams, was sentenced to 6 years in prison for her role in the scheme, the release said. Another co-defendant, Quincy Wimberly, is scheduled to be sentenced Dec. 2.

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