From the NY Post:
City Comptroller John Liu’s top political adviser is an accused tax deadbeat.
Chung Seto, Liu’s longtime campaign manager, owes the federal government up to $175,000 in back taxes, The Post has learned.
The IRS slapped Seto with two separate tax liens, for $100,871 for the 2007 tax year and $74,206 for 2008.
The liens — issued in August and June of this year — claim that Seto’s liability centers on underpaying personal income taxes.
“This is a personal tax matter that is being worked out with the IRS,” said Liu’s campaign spokesman, George Arzt.
Liu has paid Seto a total of $304,000 through his campaign accounts since 2006, records show.
The IRS scrutiny is just the latest concern for Liu’s political operation.