Milwaukee Commissioner of wellness Bevan K. Baker talks prior to the Columbia St. MaryВ’s Foundation revealed the brand new Ascension Seton mobile phone Dental Clinic. (Picture: Mike De Sisti / Milwaukee Journal Sentinel) Buy Picture
Inside the last years heading the difficult town wellness Department, Bevan Baker ended up being independently coping with an extremely cash flow crunch that is serious.
Milwaukee County documents reveal the irs place a lien on Baker’s home in July 2015 for unpaid federal taxes totaling $26,578 for four years that are previous. The lien is not released.
A lot more shocking, Baker вЂ” who was simply making $147,842 per year as he left office вЂ” had to visit court in 2012 to combine and spend down a set of delinquent loans from of a dozen payday lenders as well as other short-term, high-interest clothes.
One of the creditors had been CashNet USA, Payday Max, United states online Loan and money shop No. 238. The debts ranged from $325 to almost $2,500.
Baker took until mid-2016 to repay the 13 loan providers under a monetary restructuring plan that permitted him to increase the deadline for the debts. He paid a complete of $13,882 to obtain out of this hole that is financial.
Officials with Mayor Tom Barrett, whom appointed and oversaw Baker, had no touch upon Baker’s individual troubles that are financial if they impacted his work performance. Continue reading “Bice: Ex-health chief Bevan Baker had been delinquent on pay day loans and fees despite $147,000 income”