Pete Foppiano, a candidate for Sonoma County’s 4th District supervisor seat, owes $1.5 million in federal income taxes, according to liens filed against him at the county Recorder’s Office.
Foppiano, a mortgage and real estate broker and former Healdsburg mayor, has owed the money to the Internal Revenue Service since 2010, the county records show.
In addition, the state and county filed tax liens against Foppiano. All 10 of those tax liens, which totaled $15,635, have been cleared, although some were paid off only two weeks ago, records show.
Foppiano, 60, adamantly disputes the amount the IRS claims he owes for the tax years 1999 through 2008. He said the liens are due to the federal agency’s ‘misinterpretation’ and ‘misunderstanding.’
Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo is expected to testify in his own defense Thursday in a trial to determine whether he peeked into a Santa Rosa woman’s apartment while lurking outside before dawn in just his underwear and socks.
The five candidates in the race for 4th District Sonoma County Supervisor agree the county’s road network is in bad shape. They differ slightly in their solutions for fixing the 1,370-miles of pavement that is consistently ranked as the worst in the Bay Area.
Sonoma County’s top prosecutor and the challenger seeking to unseat her signaled widespread support for medical marijuana at a candidates forum Wednesday. But the pair occasionally diverged on how to police a drug that is legal for medicinal use in California but also generates criminal activity, in part because it is banned elsewhere and at the federal level.
A Santa Rosa woman began testimony Tuesday morning in the trial of Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo, who is accused of lurking outside her bedroom window last summer in just his socks and underwear.
Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo blamed a ‘misperception’ for a predawn visit he made last summer to a woman neighbor’s home clad only in his socks and underwear.
Sonoma County District Attorney Jill Ravitch and her challenger, Deputy District Attorney Victoria Shanahan, sparred Friday afternoon in a spirited debate about leadership and accountability as protesters continued to press Ravitch to prosecute the sheriff’s deputy who fatally shot 13-year-old Andy Lopez.
Officials with Sonoma County’s startup public power provider said legislation recently introduced in Sacramento poses a major threat to the agency and others like it seeking to launch across the state.
Jury selection will begin Monday in Sonoma County Supervisor Efren Carrillo’s misdemeanor peeking trial and witness testimony should start mid-week, a judge said Wednesday.