Monday, July 4, 2011


Tax Liens Filed against Bill Clinton’s Half-Brother

This is not a real celeb, but pretty close. 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.