MILWAUKEE (WTAQ) - Federal Judge Charles Clevert says Latasha Jackson’s “greed and dishonesty” undercut the safety net some poor people depend upon.
Jackson is now listed as Latasha Wilder in legal documents. She was sentenced to 14 months in a federal prison last week after pleading guilty to charges of fraud, theft and conspiracy.
Wilder also has to pay $200,000 in restitution.
Prosecutors said the 34 year old Milwaukee woman built a mansion and bought a Jaguar luxury car while collecting about $3 million in taxpayer subsidies from her child care centers.
Wilder admitted she defrauded state and federal programs which had been designed to help poor mothers find jobs. She apparently collected money for children who didn’t actually attend her day care centers.