Famous Tax Lien Records

Alphonse “Buddy” Fletcher – Hedge Fund Manager – $1,402,649.33

Posted on August 20, 2015 by Tom Paine 1 Comment
5/13/04 - Alphonse Fletcher at his headquarters on E. 67th St. He is a wealthy entrepreneur who has donated millions for school kids studying race relations.
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Published 02-26-2011: Photo by Fred R. Conrad/The New York Times

Our public records team has located an IRS federal tax lien filed on 7/29/2015 against Alphonse “Buddy” Fletcher Jr. The tax lien is connected to Fletcher’s 2010 ($1,372,097.37) and 2013 ($30,551.96) 1040 income tax debts, a total of $1,402,649.33. It was filed in New York City and is therefore a public record through NYC’s Department of Finance. Mr Fletcher is a […]

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Toni Braxton – Musician – $539,485

Posted on June 1, 2015 by Tom Paine No Comments
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Toni Braxton’s signature song is “Un-Break My Heart” but maybe it should be “Un-Pay My Taxes”. Braxton, no stranger to stiffing the Taxman, is still running out on her tax bills according to information uncovered by our researchers. Unfortunately for those of us that pay our taxes, Braxton’s tab is going up instead of down. In 1993 Braxton […]

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Malcolm Barbour – COPS Executive Producer – $1,249,069

Posted on April 10, 2015 by Uncle Sam 1 Comment
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Bad boys, bad boys. Watcha gonna do when they come for you? Watcha gonna do indeed! Co-creator and former executive producer of the hit series COPS Malcolm Barbour has been slapped with a brutal tax lien of $1,249,069.00. This has come in light of the ever looming tax deadline for this year, a mere few […]

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Glenda Bailey – Fashion Editor – $5,033,660.71

Posted on April 7, 2015 by Andrew 2 Comments
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                      You down with OBE? Yeah, you know me. Ms. Glenda A Bailey, editor-in-chief of Hearst fashion mag Harper’s Bazaar, is in hot water with the IRS. A notice of federal tax lien has been filed by a Revenue Officer in Manhattan. The debt is in connection with Bailey’s 2008 ($4,879,219.08) and 2010 […]

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George Lopez – Comedian – $721,530.39

Posted on April 3, 2015 by Andrew No Comments
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¡No me digas!  According to our researchers in Los Angeles, California, George Lopez had a federal tax lien recorded in his name on February 27th, 2015. Uncle Sam says the famous Mexican American entertainer is on the hook for $721,530 of personal income tax. With a name as common as George Lopez- and FamousTaxLiens.com being the first to break this […]

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Sidney J Greehey – Oil & Gas – $2,562,496.69

Posted on March 5, 2015 by Andrew No Comments
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                    Sidney J Greehey, son of Valero Energy former Chairman and CEO Bill Greehey, didn’t stray far from the family business. He’s President of Donco Inc, a company that has won bids for large Bakken BLM leases (but doesn’t always follow through) and gives iPads to Montana gasland schools. But with gas selling near $2 a […]

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Sirewl Cox – Developer – $128,143,129.06

Posted on February 27, 2015 by Andrew No Comments
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                  What does it take to owe $128 million dollars to the federal government on an income tax return? To answer this question let’s meet Sirewl Cox, federal prisoner #94174-038, currently residing at Fort Dix FCI.           According to the Department of Justice and the IRS, it takes a […]

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Calvin Phelps – Tobacco Baron – $13,953,758.00

Posted on February 26, 2015 by Tom Paine 1 Comment

In September 2010, Phelps was accused of making a fraudulent transfer of $8.1 million in assets from his companies over time. He used the money acquired from promissory notes to help buy Chinqua Penn Plantation in Rockingham County, two corporate jets, cigar-manufacturing equipment and a 2008 Maserati Quattroporte. The Mocksville businessman and convicted felon was […]

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Vidal Suriel – Cigarette Baron – $61,799,458.47

Posted on February 26, 2015 by Tom Paine No Comments
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Mr. Suriel was the sole owner of Vibo Corp. Doing business as General Tobacco, Vibo sold less expensive cigarette brands such as GT-one, Bronco and Silver. The company started selling cigarettes in 2000 and managed to make it into fifth position in the cigarette business. For more, see Mike Cottrill’s excellent story over at SBNOnline.com. Suriel’s deficiencies relate […]

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Robert De Niro – Actor – $6,410,449.20

Posted on February 24, 2015 by Tom Paine 12 Comments
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                              February 26, 2015, 11:16PM EST update: According to The Daily Mail, De Niro was unaware of his outstanding 2013 income tax bill until very recently. Apparently the actor’s Tribeca condo has a rather full mailbox overflowing with Uncle Sam’s love letters. “He […]

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