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A company co-owned by progressive Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner has racked up an $86,000 unpaid tax bill, public records show.
Krasner has a 40% stake in a company called Tiger Building LP, his 2021 statement of financial interests shows. The disclosure says the company owns a pair of buildings in Philadelphia, including 1221 Locust St., which houses a restaurant.
Tiger Building’s corporate records list Little Street of Clubs LLC as its officer, and Little Street of Clubs’ own corporate filings list Krasner as its president.
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Tiger Building, meanwhile, holds the massive tax bill. Public records currently show $86,043.57 in outstanding taxes for its property located at 1221 Locust St., including $79,776.79 in principal, $2,762.60 in interest, $1,215.19 in penalties and $2,288.99 in other fees. The records indicate there is a payment plan in effect.
The company’s tax problems date back several years. Tiger Building was hit with a $130,000 judgment in 2016 for unpaid Use & Occupancy taxes, which are imposed on Philadelphia businesses to help fund public schools. In April 2017, the company negotiated its debt to $89,000 and established a payment plan, according to City & State PA.
Krasner pockets a hefty $180,000 salary as DA, payroll data shows.
Ralph Cipriano, an investigator who has reported on Krasner’s taxes, told Fox News Digital that 54% of the amount owed by Krasner is supposed to go toward the “financially troubled” Philadelphia School District.
“Larry Krasner is also a hypocrite because he’s been featured in an online ad posted by the Real Justice PAC of San Francisco, as being a supporter of fully funding public schools,” Cipriano said.
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Krasner has rallied for increased K-12 education funding, saying such proposals are “the kind of anti-crime legislation that works.”
“Last year, the Real Justice PAC bragged online about how it had raised some $1.3 million for Krasner’s re-election campaign – in flagrant violation of city elections laws that limited contributions from a single PAC to $12,600,” Cipriano added.
Krasner’s campaign and Real Justice have twice violated Philadelphia’s campaign finance law while intertwined during elections. The most recent incident, in 2021, resulted in a $10,000 fine for Krasner’s campaign, while Real Justice received a $30,000 penalty.
Real Justice is now heavily involved in efforts to save progressive San Francisco District Attorney Chesa Boudin from his June 7 recall election, Fox News Digital previously reported.
Shaun King, Real Justice’s co-founder, also established a group called the Grassroots Law Project, which includes a pilot commission in three cities to “address decades of harm caused by law enforcement and prosecutorial overreach.” The program involves Krasner and Boudin.
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Krasner was largely swept into office in January 2018 due to nearly $2 million in funding from George Soros as part of his efforts to elect progressive prosecutors around the country.
Philadelphia’s DA’s office did not respond to a Fox News Digital inquiry on Krasner’s delinquent taxes.