Originally posted Wednesday, October 16, 2019 by RODNEY HOemail@example.com on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
The United States has filed a lawsuit Wednesday seeking more than $1.8 million in unpaid taxes from Glenda Hatchett.
Hatchett currently presides over the TV show “The Verdict With Judge Hatchett,” which airs in Atlanta on Peachtree TV at 2 p.m. daily. That show debuted in 2016. From 2000 to 2014, she was on a similar syndicated show called “Judge Hatchett.” She also runs her own private The Hatchett Firm.
A bulk of the $1.8 million cited comes from a 2006 tax liability of $671,432 that accrued interest and penalties and now exceeds $1.3 million. She owed $248,877 from 2007 that has now accrued interest and penalties and she now owes $457,197. She only owed $22,046 in 2009 and that is now $36,810.
Her most recent unpaid tax liability was $4,144.94 including interest and penalties from 2016.
The lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, said Hatchett offered a compromise in 2012 but withdrew it in 2013. She submitted a second one in 2018 that was rejected in the spring of this year, it noted.
I emailed Hatchett’s media email as well as a publicist who worked with her years ago for comment and am awaiting a response.
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