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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Middle District of Florida

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Tampa Woman Sentenced To More Than 9 Years In Federal Prison For Tax Fraud And Identity Fraud

Tampa, Florida - U.S. District Judge James D. Whittemore yesterday sentenced Iris Locklear to nine years and seven months in federal prison for mail fraud. Locklear was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $249,686.02, and to serve three years of supervised release, following her release from prison. As part of her sentence, the court also entered a money judgment in the amount of $8,373.29, the proceeds of the offense. Locklear pleaded guilty on December 13, 2012.

According to court documents, between January 2006 and August 2011, Locklear used the mails to execute a scheme to defraud the U.S. Treasury and a number of individual victims. The superseding indictment alleged that Locklear misappropriated others' identifying information and conducted fraudulent financial transactions to enrich herself.

This case was investigated by the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation and the United States Postal Inspection Service. It was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Robert T. Monk.

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Updated January 26, 2015