ALABAMA: Financial Scandal Deepens For Roy Moore

The Washington Post reports:

The Alabama charity once led by Senate candidate Roy Moore did not report to the Internal Revenue Service that in 2011 it guaranteed him $498,000 in back pay, according to an income report provided to The Washington Post by the charity itself.

Five tax law and accounting specialists said it appears the guaranteed payment should have been reported as compensation, a disclosure that would have triggered a federal tax bill of more than $100,000. Moore and his campaign have not responded to questions about whether he paid the taxes, or to requests that he release his income tax returns.

In a statement issued to Alabama reporters last week, Moore’s campaign chairman, Bill Armistead, denounced The Post’s reporting and said the story on Moore’s compensation it published last week was distorted. He cited no specifics.

“The story was full of all of the same distortions and innuendos that characterized past political attacks on Judge Moore,” the statement said. “Voters in Alabama can see through the sleazy tactics of the Washington Post who are trying to discredit Judge Moore.”

The most recent Fox News poll shows Moore in a dead heat with Democrat Doug Jones.