Sen. Landrieu has now paid tax penalty on D.C. mansion, office says

Alex Pappas Political Reporter
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Louisiana Democratic Sen. Mary Landrieu has now paid the tax penalty owed to the District of Columbia government on her Capitol Hill mansion, a spokeswoman for the senator said Tuesday.

Citing publicly available documents, The Daily Caller first reported this week that the Democratic lawmaker and her husband were facing $1,206.95 in tax penalties on their home.

“Senator Landrieu and her husband believed that property taxes on their DC residence were paid in full by the required due date of Sept. 15, 2012,” Amber McDowell, a spokeswoman for Landrieu, said in a statement. “They found out earlier this month that that wasn’t the case, and have worked with their attorney to satisfy the outstanding balances. A final payment has been submitted to the DC government to resolve this issue.”

While the property is listed in the name of her husband, Frank Snellings, online search result listings indicate that the East Capitol home is Landrieu’s address.

The house is worth about $2.3 million, according to online assessments.

Just last week during a Capitol Hill hearing, Landrieu argued for higher taxes, saying “the reality” is “that the revenues coming in to the government are the lowest level since President Eisenhower was the president.”

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