All 160 checks worth $44.3 million that have been identified as questionable in a Washington Post analysis should have been approved by two supervisors above Harriette Walters, who has been charged with generating millions in bogus property tax refunds. The vast majority were so large that they should have been approved by two additional supervisors, including by the head of the Office of Tax and Revenue. The suspicious checks have been found as far back as summer 1999.
SOURCES: FBI arrest affidavit, Tax Court records, Office of the Chief Financial Officer | GRAPHIC: The Washington Post - Decemeber 2, 2007
D.C. Tax Scandal At $44.3 Million, Analysis Finds Article | The D.C. government issued more than $44 million in questionable property tax refunds in the past nine years -- more than double the amount that prosecutors have declared to be missing in a massive theft of city money.