Report: Maldonado owes $100,000 in taxes

State Sen. Abel Maldonado, R-Santa Maria, left, smiles as the Senate Rules Committee approved his nomination for Lieutenant governor at the Capitol in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010.

July 24, 2010 3:55:54 PM PDT
California's lieutenant governor is in trouble with the tax collector.

The Los Angeles Time reports that the IRS filed a lien against the property, just two weeks before Maldonado was sworn in as California's second highest-ranking public official.

A spokesman for Maldonado's re-election campaign says the outstanding taxes have to do with a dispute over the use of company vehicles.