State Senate candidate Ricky DeJesus owes the city roughly $140,000 in personal property taxes. He also owed a whole bunch more in real estate taxes sold off in tax lien sales. In this story CT Post reporter Brian Lockhart explains why the city did not go after him for collection of back personal property taxes.
In a city that could use the money, how can someone living, working and running for office rack up a tax debt of $140,639 with no apparent consequences?
That’s what Councilman-turned-state Senate candidate Richard DeJesus owes–a now widely reported bill that has cost him some support in the run up to Tuesday’s 23rd Senate District special election.
Bridgeport officials have done everything from booting cars to selling property tax liens to collection agencies to going to court and seizing land and real estate in efforts to crack down on tax delinquents.
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