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Walters sentenced to 17-plus years for $48M tax office scandal

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Self-confessed tax scam mastermind Harriette Walters was sentenced to 17-and-a-half years in prison Tuesday, nearly one year for every year she stole from the D.C. tax office in the largest embezzlement scheme in city history. U.S. federal Judge Emmet Sullivan said the maximum of 18 years was “eminently reasonable,” but that he subtracted six months because she cooperated with authorities....

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