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One legislator = 8 years of unpaid taxes

One legislator = 8 years of unpaid taxes
March 10, 2010 --

Rep. Roberta Abdul-Salaam has racked up $22,381 in liens for unpaid federal and state income taxes for eight consecutive years. The state Revenue Department executed the latest lien Jan. 25, shortly after reporting that a House member had not filed a 2008 tax return, but officials aren’t saying whether it’s her. “I don’t have money,” Abdul-Salaam said. “I struggle like most of my constituents, but I never run from my obligations.”

Ralph David Abernathy III

Ralph David Abernathy III
June 1, 2009 --

1999: Abernathy went to prison for 15 months for stealing $5,700 through false expense vouchers and offering an aide $2,700 to lie about it to the GBI. After his release, he went back for 11 more months for bilking two women of $35,000 by promising to win their loved ones’ release from prison. 1998: Alerted […]

Tax liens totaling $248K filed against 12 Georgia legislators

Tax liens totaling $248K filed against 12 Georgia legislators
March 24, 2009 --

Liens for a combined $248,402 in back taxes have been filed against 12 Georgia legislators, property records show. State officials recently said 19 members of the General Assembly did not file a Georgia income tax return in 2007. The Revenue Department had not yet filed liens against them, so the legislators’ names were blocked out […]