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Another Arrest in D.C. Tax Scandal

POSTED: 10:04 AM ET, 12/19/2007 by The Editors

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.

By The Editors |  December 19, 2007; 10:04 AM ET D.C. Region
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Thank You for your investigations into this Department and now the 8th person is being indicted~how many personnel are in this department? Please keep us informed. And the abuse of the D.C. Educational System~our poor Children...For resolution, the problem must be fully manifested before it can be resolved~how deep must you dig?
When California stated they plan to sue the EPA for their denial of accepting the proposed automobile emissions standards;
a member of a group agreed with California on the EPA making a very bad decision.This group being the; A Non~Profit, 501 (c)(30 NATIONAL CAUCUS OF ENVIRONMENTAL LEGISLATORS or NCEL. They state on their website they are formed by Legislators, for Legislators. Organized in 1996 and are funded by grants from 6 funds and foundations.
Who are they? How many members do they number? Have they accomplished anything?
They state they meet at least three times each year coincident with the meetings of the National Conference of State Legislators. And can be contacted by E-mail: (I believe underscored) or write:
National Caucaus of Environmental Legislators, 1920 L. St., NW, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036 or telephone:
202-454-4588 or FAX: 202-835-0491
Thank you for your time & consideration. I celebrate Christmas~very happy holidays to you however you celebrate them and A Better New Year.
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