On May 9, 2016, a Fulton County superior judge Tom Campbell rewarded the company a lien on Whitfield's home to the tune of $26,586.41, plus $1,981.50 in interest and court costs.
Emory Potter, the attorney for Master Craft Stucco, said in an exclusive interview last week that he tried to garnish Whitfield's wages but since the home is not under her name, "we haven't been able to find bank accounts to garnish."
He had a sheriff show up at Whitfield's door in December, 2016. She did not have the money off hand, he said.
Potter is gathering other lien holders and may try to force Whitfield to sell the property so they can collect their judgment.
She had paid some of the stucco payments before the company filed suit but nothing since, Potter said.
The property, he said, was purchased at foreclosure and has no mortgage. He said the property over the past few years has had ownership transferred among Whitfield, other family members and these corporations. She began building the home from the ground up around 2012.
The house, unfortunately, has been a veritable money pit of lawsuits.
Earlier this year,
Heritage Landscape Group
of Flowery Branch filed a claim in Fulton County Magistrate Court against the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" castmate for $10,012.50 in alleged unpaid bills for landscaping work on Whitfield's home and help getting her get a certificate of occupancy. (No word she has received said certificate.)
The claim said she paid less than half the bill, then said she didn’t have the money. Then she told Heritage she was not happy with the work, the claim said.
Another contractor sued her in 2015 over $15,450 and asked for $23,000 after late fees and other charges.
The IRS has also filed tax liens on her multiple times going back to 2009. Collectively, the liens total a whopping $348,404.48. I have not heard how much she has actually paid back.