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    Source: Geithner failed to pay personal taxes
    Source: Geithner quizzed about failure to pay personal taxes, housekeeper's immigration status
    Brett J. Blackledge, Associated Press Writer
    Tuesday January 13, 2009, 4:24 pm EST
    Yahoo! Buzz Print WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Barack Obama's choice to run the Treasury Department and lead the economic rescue effort disclosed to senators Tuesday that he failed to pay $34,000 in taxes from 2001 to 2004, a last-minute complication in an otherwise smooth path to confirmation.

    Timothy Geithner paid most of the past-due taxes days before Obama announced his nomination in November, an Obama transition official said. The unpaid taxes were discovered by Obama's transition team while investigating Geithner's background, the official said.

    The transition official requested anonymity because the source was not authorized to discuss Geithner's situation.

    Obama reiterated his support Tuesday for Geithner as senators who are considering the appointment quizzed Geithner behind closed doors.

    "He's dedicated his career to our country and served with honor, intelligence and distinction," incoming White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said. "That service should not be tarnished by honest mistakes, which, upon learning of them, he quickly addressed."

    Geithner failed to pay self-employment taxes for money he earned while working for the International Monetary Fund from 2001 to 2003, the transition official said. In 2006, the IRS notified him that he owed $14,847 in self-employment taxes and $2,383 in penalties from 2003 and 2004.

    Transition officials discovered last fall that Geithner also had not paid the taxes in 2001 or 2002. He paid $25,970 in taxes and interest for those years several days before Obama announced his nomination, the transition official said.

    Geithner also didn't realize a housekeeper he paid in 2004 and 2005 did not have current employment documentation as an immigrant for the final three months she worked for him, the transition official said.

    Geithner is the second Obama nominee to face controversy. New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson withdrew his name on Jan. 4 as Obama's Commerce secretary after questions surfaced about an ongoing federal investigation.

    Associated Press writer Nedra Pickler contributed to this report.
    USC and Legal, Honest Immigrant Alike Must Fight Against Those That Deceive and Disrupt A Place Of Desirability! All Are Victims of Fraud, Both USC and Honest Immigrant Alike! The bad can and does make it more difficult for the good! Be careful who y

  2. #2
    Source: Geithner failed to pay personal taxes
    Source: Geithner quizzed about failure to pay personal taxes, housekeeper's immigration status
    Brett J. Blackledge, Associated Press Writer
    Tuesday January 13, 2009, 4:24 pm EST
    Yahoo! Buzz Print WASHINGTON (AP) -- President-elect Barack Obama's choice to run the Treasury Department and lead the economic rescue effort disclosed to senators Tuesday that he failed to pay $34,000 in taxes from 2001 to 2004, a last-minute complication in an otherwise smooth path to confirmation.

    Timothy Geithner paid most of the past-due taxes days before Obama announced his nomination in November, an Obama transition official said. The unpaid taxes were discovered by Obama's transition team while investigating Geithner's background, the official said.

    The transition official requested anonymity because the source was not authorized to discuss Geithner's situation.

    Obama reiterated his support Tuesday for Geithner as senators who are considering the appointment quizzed Geithner behind closed doors.

    "He's dedicated his career to our country and served with honor, intelligence and distinction," incoming White House spokesman Robert Gibbs said. "That service should not be tarnished by honest mistakes, which, upon learning of them, he quickly addressed."

    Geithner failed to pay self-employment taxes for money he earned while working for the International Monetary Fund from 2001 to 2003, the transition official said. In 2006, the IRS notified him that he owed $14,847 in self-employment taxes and $2,383 in penalties from 2003 and 2004.

    Transition officials discovered last fall that Geithner also had not paid the taxes in 2001 or 2002. He paid $25,970 in taxes and interest for those years several days before Obama announced his nomination, the transition official said.

    Geithner also didn't realize a housekeeper he paid in 2004 and 2005 did not have current employment documentation as an immigrant for the final three months she worked for him, the transition official said.

    Geithner is the second Obama nominee to face controversy. New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson withdrew his name on Jan. 4 as Obama's Commerce secretary after questions surfaced about an ongoing federal investigation.

    Associated Press writer Nedra Pickler contributed to this report.
    USC and Legal, Honest Immigrant Alike Must Fight Against Those That Deceive and Disrupt A Place Of Desirability! All Are Victims of Fraud, Both USC and Honest Immigrant Alike! The bad can and does make it more difficult for the good! Be careful who y

  3. #3
    Adding to MIRs new news thread the shooting by a cop in Oakland of an innocent as I see it:

    Commuters watch as police officer shoots young father dead

    Horrified commuters watched as a US police officer shot an unarmed young father dead on a crowded train platform while another officer pinned him face down to the ground.

    Dramatic mobile phone footage posted online shows the death of Oscar Grant, 22, after he was shot in the back by a transit police officer at a station in Oakland, California.

    Fatal shooting

    There's a link to the cellphone video of the shooting in that article. While it's a bit difficult to see, you can see that Oscar Grant is clearly under control and cooperating. I hope the so-called cop will be arrested and tried for murder, at very least manslaughter.
    "What you see in the photograph isn't what you saw at the time. The real skill of photography is organized visual lying."

  4. #4
    And they have now arrested him on suspicion on murder...finally!

    Ex-cop charged with murder in Calif. shooting
    Unarmed man's death was captured on camera, provoked Oakland protests

    OAKLAND, Calif. - A former transit police officer has been charged with murder for the fatal shooting of an unarmed and allegedly restrained black man in a racially charged case that has outraged residents and community leaders and sparked violent street protests.

    Newly released court documents allege that Johannes Mehserle, who was charged Tuesday, shot 22-year-old Oscar Grant while Grant had his hands behind his back and another officer was kneeling on his neck.

    MSNBC report
    "What you see in the photograph isn't what you saw at the time. The real skill of photography is organized visual lying."

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