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Accomack Business Owner Admits to Millions in Tax Fraud

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - A business owner on Virginia's Eastern Shore says she conspired with others to use phony identities of illegal migrant workers to get more than $7.2 million in tax refunds.

Linda Avila pleaded guilty to conspiracy and mail fraud in federal district court in Norfolk on Monday.

The Virginian-Pilot reports that Avila operated a landscaping and cleaning business in Parksley and from her home in Frankford, Delaware.

From 2008 to 2014, Avila filed more than 1,700 tax returns using identifying information of real individuals that had been stolen. The identities were being used by the illegal workers, who came mostly from Mexico.

Sentencing is set for Feb. 17.
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