IRS Bills Former Continental Trucking Executives, Not Owners

by Mark Friedman  on Monday, Sep. 19, 2011 12:00 am  

The Internal Revenue Service has billed Ralph Bradbury, right, former president of Continental Express Inc., and the late Pete Campbell, former executive vice president, shown an a file photo from 2006.

“This was extremely disconcerting, as I am well aware that she knows of the owing,” Bradbury said in the letter.

Bradbury said he called Gardner, the Harveys’ lawyer, and was told the issue was “being worked on.”

“As sad as it is, Mr. Jones and Mrs. Harvey have hidden behind the fact that others have been listed as ‘responsible’ while completely skirting their own duty and have misled those of us in that situation,” Bradbury said.


Partial Victory

After looking over Bradbury’s case, the IRS sent him a new tax bill. This time, it totaled about $800,000 for only the third quarter of 2008. In a July 6, 2011, letter, the IRS suggested that Bradbury pay the bill to lower his interest charges. He could then appeal the decision.

Bradbury sent $400 to the IRS on Aug. 15 and appealed the $800,000.

It is not clear how the IRS reconciled the tax owed, and the status of Campbell’s bill is not known. Jane Campbell couldn’t be reached for comment.



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