New Detroit Financial Manager Owes Back Taxes

And has liens against his home


Records show that the new Detroit emergency financial manager, Kevyn Orr, has some unpaid taxes and two liens on his Maryland home.

Orr has apparently not paid $16,000 in unemployment taxes.

A spokesman for Governor Rick Snyder, who recommended Orr for the job, tells the Detroit News that there was an oversight by an accountant hired to file taxes for Orr. The spokesman says Orr has researched the issue and will pay in full as soon as possible.

Some opponents of the EFM say it's interesting that Orr believes he can manage Detroit when he's having trouble handling his own affairs. Orr was part of the legal team that worked on Chrysler's bankruptcy.