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|Lee faces tax lien; Monroe City Court judges owes IRS $77,884|
Monroe City Court Judge Tammy Lee owes the Internal Revenue Service more than $75,000 in unpaid income taxes, according to a lien filed by the Internal Revenue Service.
The IRS filed the lien last week at the Ouachita Parish Courthouse.
Lee owes unpaid taxes for five years beginning in 2000 and ending in 2004. The unpaid taxes total some $77,884 after Lee underreported income on her 1040-A federal tax filings, according to the lien.
Lee did not return several telephone calls seeking comment.
Lee's tax problem with the IRS could have implications for her seat on the city court bench. That's the case because judges in Louisiana are expected to adhere to a set of rules called Code of Judicial Conduct, or Canon.
State Judiciary Commission spokesperson Valerie Willard said the commission could not comment on pending matters such as Lee's dispute with the IRS.
Willard said the commission could look into the matter without a complaint if members of the commission felt Lee's actions have violated the canons of judicial conduct.
"An individual could file a complaint, but the Judiciary Commission is a constitutionally created body," Willard said. "If something comes to its attention that has the potential to be deemed misconduct, the commission can on its own doings start an investigation."
Those investigations are conducted in private and are not open to the public, Willard said.
Lee's tax lien is not the first time the Monroe jurist has made the news for her conduct.
In 2006, Lee was suspended from the bench by the state Supreme Court.
The 120-day suspension without pay was handed down after investigation discovered Lee was improperly reimbursed for travel expenses.
Yet, Lee was re-elected by a wide margin last fall against Chuck Cook, a Monroe attorney who served as Ouachita Parish Sheriff from 1996-2000.