Posts Tagged ‘Harriette Walters’

Loose Lips Quotes of 2009: Harriette Walters

"If you put me back in there today, I could get each of you a check."
—tax scammer Harriette Walters, June 30

How Harriette Walters Made Up For Her Crimes

"She had a nice run; now it's time to pay the piper. That's all there is to it."
That's what LL heard from a fellow spectator in Courtroom 24 of the E. Barrett Prettyman United States Courthouse this morning, while we waited for the greatest thief of public funds in District government history, Harriette Walters, to [...]

Breaking: Walters Gets 17.5 Years

Harriette Walters, mastermind of a nearly two-decade tax scam that cost D.C. taxpayers almost $48 million, will get 17 years and six months for her crimes, a sentence handed down by federal judge Emmet G. Sullivan. The 52-year-old will also have to make restitution for the $48 million that she stole. In addition, she has [...]

Breaking: Harriette Walters Sentencing

We're here at the District's federal courthouse this morning to report on the sentencing of Harriette Walters, the central figure in the $50 million tax scam that spanned nearly two decades. Walters appeared in court wearing a blue smock, her hair short and braided. She sat behind her attorney, Steve Tabackman, who argued that his [...]

Gandhi to Walters: “Keep Up the Good Work”

Go right now to D.C. Wire and read what reporter Dan Keating turned up in a records request: Harriette Walters kissing Nat Gandhi's ass months before her $50 million embezzlement scheme was discovered. David Nakamura provides some context.
In April 2007, Gandhi decided not to accept an offer to become Amtrak's CFO, and he told his [...]

Harriette Walters: “Snitches Get Stitches”

"Snitches get stitches"—such was the mantra Harriette Walters used to effect a massive fraud on D.C. taxpayers over a 20-year span.
That's among the juicier revelations contained in the 122-page report that caps an yearlong investigation commissioned by the D.C. Council and performed pro bono by law firm WilmerHale and accounting firm PricewaterhouseCoopers. The report details [...]