Bill Clinton’s half-brother Roger is facing about $90,000 in tax liens from the state of California and the Internal Revenue Service.
Roger Clinton, 54, has struggled to establish a career as a musician and actor after he first drew attention following the election of his elder half-brother Bill in 1992.
California filed a $21,315 tax lien against the younger Clinton last month for taxes owed from 2003, 2004 and 2008, according to the Detroit News. The state had earlier filed a tax lien against Clinton for $2,951 in November 2009, and for $8,405 in March 2009. The IRS also filed a lien against him in 2008 for $57,762.
He was arrested for driving under the influence and disturbing the peace in 2001 after he challenged a nightclub doorman to a fight in Hermosa Beach, Calif. Clinton pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of reckless driving and was sentenced to two years' probation and a $1,350 fine. His half-brother pardoned him in 2001 for a 1985 cocaine-related conviction for which he served a year in prison.
Separately the IRS announced Thursday that it was revamping its tax lien system to make it easier for taxpayers to pay off their tax debts (see IRS Overhauls Tax Lien System).
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