Rep. Hart's bankruptcy plan draws criticism
BOISE, Idaho (AP) -- Federal prosecutors are asking a bankruptcy judge to reject an Idaho lawmaker's bankruptcy proposal to pay just a small fraction of the half-million he owes in back taxes because they say it's not feasible.
Rep. Phil Hart, a Republican from northern Idaho, has offered to pay $12,000 over five years to settle more than $600,000 in debts.
The Spokesman-Review reports U.S. Department of Justice attorney Adam Strait filed court documents opposing Hart's plan, saying that it doesn't include enough money to pay back the IRS. Strait also contends the plan is based on Hart's legislative salary, which will disappear at the end of this year because Hart lost in the GOP primary.
Information from: The Spokesman-Review, http://www.spokesman.com