Eddy County sheriff wants review of Carlsbad home seizure

Eddy County Sheriff Scott London
Eddy County Sheriff Scott London

CARLSBAD, N.M. (AP) – Eddy County Sheriff Scott London is asking for a congressional review of two federal agencies following the seizure of a Carlsbad man’s property for unpaid property taxes.

The Current-Argus reported Saturday that London says the U.S. Department of Justice, the IRS and two federal judges violated Kent Carter’s right to due process when they sold his properties.

According to the IRS, Carter owed nearly $900,000 in back taxes.

U.S. Marshals seized three homes, including the one where Carter lives, in December.

Carter filed an emergency stay days to keep them from being auctioned off but was denied by the two judges.

U.S. Marshals say the three properties were sold at auction Thursday.

Rep. Steve Pearce’s office says the congressman is asking congressional committees to look into the matter.

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Information from: Carlsbad Current-Argus

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