Tony Rodham's unpaid taxes — and his plan to make money on the post-earthquake rebuilding of Haiti — were the subject of a post here back in May. Now the New York Times has an article about Roger Clinton that shows Bill Clinton's brother has some things in common with Hillary Clinton's brother Tony:
His own lawyer said last year that Roger Clinton had no money. Even the $857,000 house he lives in was provided by Bill Clinton, bought using a limited liability company at a time when Roger Clinton owed more than $100,000 in back taxes, according to interviews and public records.More recently, Roger Clinton parlayed his family ties into a consulting arrangement with a group of builders hoping to sell houses in Haiti, where Bill Clinton's private foundation and Mrs. Clinton's State Department helped direct recovery efforts after the 2010 earthquake. Roger Clinton's intended role, previously unreported, was to use his connections to help win approvals, said Wayne Coleman, a Houston businessman involved in the project, which ultimately went nowhere.
"I paid Roger $100,000," Mr. Coleman said. "Basically, he promised to get us a contract through the Clinton Foundation for a project over there. What he was really trying to do was sell the influence of his brother."...Bill Clinton's role in providing his brother with a house is not readily apparent from the public record, which shows that the property was bought in June 2009 for $857,000 by Calle Mayor L.L.C. But the limited liability company shares a postal box with Bill and Hillary Clinton where they live in Chappaqua, N.Y. ...When Calle Mayor bought the house in 2009, the Internal Revenue Service had a lien on all of Roger Clinton's assets because of $57,762 in unpaid taxes, and California had a lien for $57,827, laying claim to "property now owned or later acquired" by him. The liens were lifted in 2010 and 2011.
The Times Roger Clinton story hasn't gotten much attention, perhaps because it was buried inside the paper under an anodyne headline.