Is there anyone associated with the loathsome Al Sharpton who isn’t a complete fraud? Right, we didn’t think so.
An associate of the Rev. Al Sharpton who is trying to open a glitzy upstate casino is an accused tax deadbeat — joining another pal of the preacher and the rev’s own National Action Network as targets of tax collectors.
Alabama authorities claim that Greenetrack and its CEO, Luther Winn, Jr., owe $72 million in sales taxes and interest from electronic bingo game revenue in its betting facilities in that state.
Winn, who serves on the network’s board, is the lead partner in the bid to open a massive 140-acre Grand Hudson casino resort near Stewart Airport in Orange County.
The New York State Gaming Commission is considering approving two casinos in the lower Hudson Valley-Catskills region.
Financial viability is a key factor in determining whether the state issues a casino license.
Rachel Noerdlinger, the former press secretary to Sharpton and the NAN who is now city First Lady Chirlane McCray’s embattled chief-of-staff, owed $28,190 in federal tax liens. She has come under fire for not properly revealing the liability on her financial-disclosure statement.
The network is in the process of paying off $813,000 in back payroll taxes and penalties to the IRS, according to its 2012 financial statement, the most recent available.
Winn and Greenetrack are in court fighting the Alabama liens, which were first issued in 2009. His lawyers claim the liens are bogus.
Speaking of Obama’s good pal Sharpton, has he ever paid his back taxes yet?