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Yesterday, Saudia Shuler aka Country Cookin pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges. We spoke to her lawyer Tariq El-Shabazz.

According to Philly.comOn Tuesday, the 44-year-old single mother pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges and admitted she collected Social Security disability payments for years while failing to report income that would have made her ineligible. In all, prosecutors said, Shuler illegally took home nearly $37,000 in benefits between 2014 and 2018 while hosting the posh parties that rocketed her to notoriety.”

30 years is the maximum penalty Shuler could face, but likely, her punishment will amount to far less at a sentencing hearing in May.

“She was doing a lot of things for the good of the community at her own expense,” he said. “And as many people that loved her for doing it, there were people that hated her for it — people who actually wrote in letters and filed complaints that got this investigation started.”

Saudia Shuler’s Lawyer Tariq El-Shabazz Called In To The QHMS  was originally published on rnbphilly.com

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