The state has filed satisfaction statements settling Pennsylvania personal income tax liens owed by a former 2019 candidate for Crawford County commissioner.
Satisfaction liens now have been filed with the Crawford County Prothonotary's Office by the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue settling debts owed by Daniel Hunter of Meadville.
Hunter, a Democrat, was one of four candidates for three seats on the Crawford County Board of Commissioners in the November election and came in fourth.
On Oct. 16, 2018, the state Department of Revenue filed a lien for $1,620.33 for state delinquent personal income tax, interest, penalties and fees owed for 2016.
On Aug. 8 of this year, the state Department of Revenue filed a lien for $2,133.70 for state personal income tax, interest, penalties and fees owed for 2017.
Hunter settled those personal income tax liens with the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue on Sept. 5, 2019, according to receipts and other documentation he provided to the Tribune. The lien satisfaction statements weren't filed by the state until Monday of this week.
Jeffrey Johnson, a spokesman for the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, said it may take up to 45 days for a lien satisfaction to be filed once final payment has been processed.
A lien is a legal claim filed against an individual or property for an unpaid debt. The Prothonotary’s Office is the clerk for civil court matters for the Crawford County Court of Common Pleas.
Satisfaction statements for two other candidates for office in the November election remained unfiled as of Tuesday.
Neil Fratus, who was the Democratic nominee for sheriff, has a personal income tax lien from the state Department of Revenue for $1,152.62 for delinquent personal income tax, interest, penalties and fees owed for 2017.
The state Department of Revenue filed the lien June 24 of this year, but receipts provided to the Tribune by Fratus show the lien was paid June 27 and a satisfaction fee was processed Aug. 27.
Roger L. Gordon, who was elected to a seat on Titusville City Council, has a judgment filed against him for $31,383.15 — a debt that’s still outstanding from 2005. The debt is for defaulting on a loan for Gordon's then-business, Gordon’s Gallery of Clocks, which had received a $35,000 loan through Northwest Pennsylvania Regional Planning and Development Commission in 2001.
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