Franken's Tax Problem

Amanda Carpenter

2/4/2009 10:27:14 AM - Amanda Carpenter
So, whatever happened with the $70,000 Al Franken owed in 17 different states for his celebrity speaking engagements?

Did he ever even pay them?

I asked Norm Coleman if he's heard anything about it lately. He said, "The issue really goes back to the media, I don't think anyone has ever talked to his accountant or made his accountant available. Is his accountant really the reason he didn't file taxes? I do no think there's been a resolution for that."

"The media should be speaking to his accountant," Coleman said.

That would be rather difficult considering, according to the Star Tribune in 2008, that Franken forbade his accountant from speaking to reporters