Choice for Fed board failed to pay al­imony

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WASH­ING­TON – Stephen Moore, Pres­i­dent Trump’s choice to fill an open seat on the Fed­eral Re­serve Board, was found in con­tempt of court for not pay­ing his ex-wife about $300,000 in al­imony af­ter their 2010 di­vorce, the Guardian re­ported, cit­ing court records.

A judge in Vir­ginia rep­ri­manded Moore in 2012 af­ter he didn’t make spousal sup­port, child sup­port and other pay­ments re­quired by the di­vorce set­tle­ment, and in 2013 or­dered Moore to sell his house to sat­isfy the debt, the Guardian re­ported. Moore’s ex-wife halted the sale af­ter he paid part of what he owed her, the pa­per said, cit­ing court fil­ings.

Re­ports ear­lier this week showed Moore, a se­nior fel­low at the con­ser­va­tive Her­itage Foun­da­tion, owes more than $75,000 in taxes and other penal­ties to the U.S. govern­ment.

A fed­eral tax lien filed in the cir­cuit court for Mont­gomery County, Md., where Moore owns a house, says the govern­ment won a judg­ment against Moore for $75,328.80. The Jan­uary 2018 fil­ing said the lien was for un­paid taxes from the 2014 tax year and could ac­crue ad­di­tional penal­ties and other costs.

The White House hasn’t yet sub­mit­ted Moore’s nom­i­na­tion to the Se­nate. N E VA D A

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