Mark Darr Behind on Benton County Property Taxes

by Arkansas Business Staff  on Monday, Feb. 17, 2014 12:00 am  

Mark Darr

A missed first payment on an $11,000 fine to the Arkansas Ethics Commission isn’t the only financial delinquency on the doorstep of former Lt. Gov. Mark Darr.

The one-time candidate for the 4th Congressional District is four months late paying his 2012 property taxes, according to the Benton County Collector.

Darr owes $2,579 for his house and nearly $675 for his vehicles.

Real estate records indicate the home’s 2012 value is $275,800.

If accurate, that means Darr was upside down on his mortgage when Signature Bank of Fayetteville filed a $285,845 foreclosure suit in September 2012.

That case was resolved.

You might recall the late payment to the Ethics Commission was blamed on a check presumably lost in the mail. Payment on that first monthly installment was made good with a $1,000 cash delivery for Darr by adviser Dan Greenberg.

Mishandled campaign funds are credited with ending Darr’s brief candidacy for Congress last year as well as chasing him from the state Capitol. His resignation as lieutenant governor also vacated an annual salary of $42,219.



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