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Down from $52k, Candidate Swan Still Owes $18k in Back Taxes

March 7, 2010

To the editor:

As previously reported, when nominated in early February, Mr. Swan owed back taxes of $52,257.00 for 2008 and 2009. We’ve been accused of lying about this matter, therefore we are compelled to update the numbers. As of March 5, 2010, Mr. Swan continues to owe $18,137.89. See the numbers below, confirmed by phone to Town and Village offices on March 5, 2010.

Property at 1 Crest St. (map location)

Total taxes owed on 2/1/2010: $52,257.00
Village taxes pd 2/9/10: $15,685.95
School/Town pd 3/3/10: $18,433.16
Still owes: $18,137.89

Unfortunately, Mr. Swan is willing to shift his tax burden to all the rest of the Village taxpayers. Croton Democrats maintain this shows a lack of consideration for Croton residents and poor judgment on the part of former Mayor Schmidt in selecting him as a running mate.

— Eileen Henry and John McBride, on behalf of the Croton Democratic Committee



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