LeftMN: Leidiger has over $144,000 in unpaid taxes

LeftMN is reporting that State Rep. Ernie Leidiger’s tax lien situation is even worse than previously known.

From their story:

The most recent tax lien, filed by the IRS August 8th, 2012, is $70,175 for unpaid taxes going back to September 2009. This follows two state tax liens filed by the DOR, one filed May 24, 2012 for $14,693 and another filed April 11, 2011 for $59,328. Rep. Leidiger has tax liens totaling $144,196 for unpaid and overdue taxes going back nearly three years, over a year before he won election to the Minnesota House in November 2010. The lien documents are included at the bottom of this story.

The state tax liens are particularly troubling. The unpaid state taxes are “Sales & Use Tax,” which means failure to pay the state the sales and use taxes collected from customers, and “Withholding Tax,” which means failure to pay the state the taxes withheld from employee’s paychecks.

We can do better than this, Carver County.


17 Responses to “LeftMN: Leidiger has over $144,000 in unpaid taxes”

  1. leanne.kunze@yahoo.com Reply September 12, 2012 at 12:35 pm


    Sent from my Verizon Wireless Phone

  2. John Brunette – official Leidiger apologist and Defender of the Buffoon – claiming it’s “no big deal” and Obama’s fault in 3….2….1…..

    • I’m telling. Jennifer…. Drew… someone called someone a name on here… The horror!

      • Considering the real insult was aimed at Mr. Leidiger, and not you… but to be honest, it does seem silly. Still, no one accused you of being filled with hate, so that must feel nice, right?

  3. Reblogged this on Carver County Current and commented:
    This is just sad…Carver County deserves better than this!

    Queue the clown music, I am waiting for Ernie’s chief apologist to spin this one.


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