State Sen. Satveer Chaudhary admits $251K tax delinquency

First, the DFL withdraws its endorsement of state Sen. Satveer Chaudhary over his fishy environmental measure protecting a lake by his cabin up north.

Now he's in more hot water. The Duluth News Tribune is out with a story this morning reporting that Chaudhary failed to failed to pay $100,000 in income taxes in 2007 and $151,000 in 2008.

He told the paper that hat the delinquent taxes were due to his wife's wrongful termination by Celgene, a bio-pharmaceutical company, and he's putting a plan together to settle with the IRS.

This probably won't help his effort to make amends with the DFL.

Chaudhary inserted into an omnibus game and fish bill in the waning days of the legislative session in to protect the walleye in Fish Lake Reservoir. A storm blew up when it was revealed that he owned property on the lake; he apologized; Gov. Tim Pawlenty vetoed the bill, the Senate ethics committee spanked him, and then the DFL stripped him of their official endorsement, giving it instead to former Rep. Barb Goodwin.

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