Mrs. Mac Pays Condo Taxes... 4 Years Late

Beer heiress never got San Diego property bills, aides say
By Katherine Thompson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 29, 2008 11:07 AM CDT
Cindy McCain, wife of Republican presidential candidate Sen. John McCain, looks at the audience during a town hall-style meeting in Philadelphia , Pa., Wednesday, June 11, 2008.    (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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(Newser) – A trust company overseen by Cindy McCain has paid almost $7,000 in overdue property taxes to San Diego County, after Newsweek began looking into unpaid bills on the condo. Government notices sent to a Phoenix address were returned by the post office; and the county claims that McCain owes a further $1,742 that will go into default July 1.

"We do hear an awful lot of excuses for why people don't pay," said a tax collector. "Under the law, the property owner is responsible for keeping the address current. We're only as good as the information we are given."