The IRS has filed a tax lien against actress Zsa Zsa Gabor, claiming she owes $118,321 in unpaid taxes for 2001 and 2002, but her lawyer claims that it’s Bernard Madoff’s fault.

Gabor’s lawyer, Chris Fields, told the Associated Press that the 92-year-old lost approximately $7 million after third-party money managers invested the Hungarian actress’s funds with the convicted Ponzi schemer. The IRS filed the lien on Oct. 5 with the Los Angeles Recorder of Deeds against one of the actress’s mansions.

Fields told the AP that Gabor and her husband, Frederic von Anhalt, who claims to be a prince, are working out a payment plan with the IRS.

The actress was accused in 1989 of slapping a Beverly Hills police officer after he stopped her for a traffic violation. She was sentenced to three days in jail.

Register or login for access to this item and much more

All Accounting Today content is archived after seven days.

Community members receive:
  • All recent and archived articles
  • Conference offers and updates
  • A full menu of enewsletter options
  • Web seminars, white papers, ebooks

Don't have an account? Register for Free Unlimited Access