Another Arrest in D.C. Tax Scandal
Federal prosecutors have charged an eighth person in the embezzlement case at the District's tax office.
Alethia O. Grooms, a Prince George's County real estate agent, was charged as part of the scandal after receiving two fraudulent checks this year from the office, prosecutors said. Seven others, including two employees at the tax office, have been charged with conspiring to steal more than $20 million in bogus property tax refunds. A Washington Post analysis has found more than $44 million in questionable property tax refunds since 1999. Prosecutors said a check for $84,000 was issued to Grooms in February and another check for $125,000 was issued in June to a graphics company, with "A. Grooms" listed as a co-payee.
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