The saga of Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (Q-Colo.) and her extravagant $22,000 mileage reimbursement from her campaign won’t go away.
Besides using more than $19,000 to pay off court fines, back taxes and penalties for failing to pay unemployment taxes, as NatZero detailed back in February, Boebert had another outstanding court case she ignored, and now she’s got to pay nearly $2,600.
As the Colorado Times Reporter recounts, Boebert’s restaurant, Shooter’s in Rifle, was ordered by the court to garnish an employee’s paycheck to pay off a debt owed to a collections company by that individual. Boebert never remitted the debt to the court, as ordered, and now she’s ordered to pay $2,578 to pay off the debt, the collections fees and the court costs of the plaintiff.
Boebert not only failed to pay the debt as ordered, she failed to show up in court after receiving a summons to appeal before the judge handling the case, Garfield Court Judge Jonathan Pototsky.
Professional Finance Company Inc., the debt collector representing a non-profit organization to which the debt is owed, received a default judgement from Pototsky against Boebert’s restaurant, meaning the restaurant is required to pay.
Infamously anti-government (although she gets paid by ours), Boebert has been arrested twice on contempt charges for failing to appear at court hearings.