The woman who built a mansion in Menomonee Falls and bought a Jaguar while collecting roughly $3 million in taxpayer subsidies from her Milwaukee child care centers pleaded guilty in federal court Friday.
Latasha Jackson, who now is listed as Latasha Wilder, had admitted committing fraud, theft and conspiracy. She faces up to 35 years in prison but is likely to get far less time under federal guidelines. Sentencing is Aug. 31.
Jackson, 34, admitted she defrauded state and federal programs designed to help poor mothers go to work.
Regulators ignored red flags for 10 years that she could be cheating the system, the Journal Sentinel's " Cashing in on Kids" investigation found.
Prosecutors will argue that Jackson should be ordered to pay $333,000 in restitution. Jackson's attorney, Rodney Cubbie, told Chief U.S. District Judge Charles Clevert he would dispute the amount, which also could affect how much prison time Jackson receives.