A quick search of the El Paso County website yielded some more disturbing news about Lyda Ness tax problems. It's seems as recently as April 8th of this year she had her property liened again!
Check out the new document - Download Ness 2008 Tax
We know from my previous post (previous post HERE) that Ness failed to pay taxes in 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007. Now you can add 2008 to that list and the hammer fell while Ness was telling everyone that her tax problems were of the past and had been resolved. Apparently the problems weren't in the past and they hadn't been resolved.
On 8/21/2006 she was notified of her tax problems - that was her first "Date of Assessment" filed by the IRS (document Download Tax3). If she fired her accountant, as she claims to have done, then the failure to file her taxes or file them incorrectly should have stopped then. However, this newest document proves she either didn't fire her accountant after she was notified of her tax problems, or that there was never any accountant to fire - it was her doing. Either way - she let her taxes continue to be filed incorrectly, or failed to pay them all together, as many as two years after she was first notified there was a problem.
If I was a reporter who asked Lyda Ness about her tax problems and she told me "I have worked them out," I would be pissed off. If you are that reporter - YOU WERE LIED TO. Ness knew beginning on 7/19/2010 she wasn't square in any way with the IRS. On 4/8/2011 her property was liened again - approximately a month before the election. Ness knows she was in trouble and any attempt to claim differently would have been a lie. The IRS does not place a lien on your residence in order to let you know that things are hunky dory and they're happy with the way you are carrying on about your paying of taxes.
Just so those of you in the media have this straight... If you asked Ness the question "how is your tax situation?" And she didn't answer it with, "my situation is bad, so bad in fact that the IRS just put another lien on my house April 8th of this year, and I owe more than $200,000 now," then she lied to your face. She made an ass out of you.
If you want to know why Lilly isn't giving you any quotes, it's probably because you've gone out of your way to smash Lilly in the head with frivolous ethics complaints based on emails sent from people not named Ann Lilly to people not named Ann Lilly. Hell, you splashed Lilly's name all over the headlines using allegations of wrongdoing that came from an anonymous source you were not given access to. But, when given proper documentation, the proverbial "smoking gun," the media let Ness off with a simple "it's my accountant's fault." What a bunch of crap. Again, no wonder Lilly won't speak - the media has not examined one allegation made against Ness even though there's a paper trail to prove it all.
If Ness told youpersonally that her tax problems are old news - she lied and I hope this is your wake up call. She lied to your face and you expect her to carry your water on the issues when she's elected? If she will lie to you about something you can easily look up at the courthouse, what will she lie to you about that can't be readily proven in minutes? Would she lie about being in a developers pocket?