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Apr 14, 2006

Back-Tax Blasdel Still Fails to Pay his Taxes

DCCC Press

Apr 14, 2006

Back-Tax Blasdel Still Fails to Pay his Taxes

Tax Day is Just Days Away and Chuck Blasdel Still Owes Thousands in Unpaid Taxes to the State of Ohio

  • Only 3 Days remaining until Tax Day and Blasdel still owes thousands in back taxes

(Washington, D.C.) – Ohio families are getting ready for tax day, just as they have for years, and Chuck Blasdel still owes thousands more in back taxes, but refuses to pay the full amount. News reports indicate that at one time Blasdel owed $54,915 in back taxes. The back-taxes were on two now-defunct businesses despite Blasdel listing his profession as a “financial adviser.” How can we trust him with the federal budget if Blasdel has trouble paying his own taxes? Even the Attorney General of the same political party as Blasdel has called on him to do the right thing and pay his taxes, but he just won’t.

“The truth is, every other family in Ohio pays their taxes each and every year, no exceptions. No one likes it, but that’s the law,” said Sarah Feinberg, press secretary for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee. “Chuck Blasdel thought he was above the law, and refused to pay his taxes for years, until he got caught. Now, after years of not paying his fair share, Chuck Blasdel wants Ohio families to trust him. Double talk and law bending might be how Chuck Blasdel conducts business, but it’s not the kind of leadership Ohio families deserve.”

Blasdel Still Owes Thousands in Back Taxes. According to the Youngstown Vindicator, “Blasdel…owed $9,493 in taxes, interest and penalties, and that he paid $3,566 to the state…That amount was to satisfy 13 tax judgments against the two companies.” Also according to this report, Blasdel did not know about his own tax delinquency until it was reported in the newspaper. The state of Ohio filed judgments against Blasdel and a spokesman for the Attorney General said that Blasdel’s two companies owe thousands in estimated delinquent taxes and fees, most of which accrued between two years because of unpaid sales tax. This comes on the heels of news that Blasdel bounced a check in attempting to pay taxes this year. [The Vindicator, 4/14/06; The Vindicator, 3/18/06]


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