Judge In Hot Water With IRS

Dishing out fines and penalties may be his job, but it looks like Lenoir City's city court judge, Terry Vann will be paying some fines and penalties of his own. According to documents from the Loudon County Register Of Deeds office, Judge Vann has had a lien filed against him by the IRS to the tune of $170,573.16. The document appears to show that the Judge failed to pay all his federal income taxes for the years of 2002, 2003 and 2004. The property lien is in effect for ten years and applies to all property and rights to property held by Vann..

In many instances in Tennessee, owing back taxes to the United States or the State of Tennessee disqualifies an individual from seeking elected office.