August 28-- The Internal Revenue Service has filed yet another tax lien on Montgomery County Commissioner John Carpenter.
The lien was filed Monday for tax years 2006 and 2007 for back taxes totalling $2,755.85.
A previous lien was filed against Commissioner Carpenter in 2006 for failure to pay federal income taxes in 1993, 1995, 1996, 1998, 1999, 2000 and 2001. The IRS says Carpenter owes a balance of $281,673.95 for those seven years.
The commissioner also has liens against him for failure to pay Georgia income taxes totalling $27,621.34 for years 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2003.
Carpenter was re-elected in the July 31st primary by 28 votes over challenger Sharon Strickland who earlier had challenged his eligibilty to run because of his tax delinquency.
Montgomery County Election Supervisor Ruby Nell Sanders held a hearing in the case and ruled that Carpenter was eligible to run because his case has not been finally adjudicated in court.