We have an update on the tax liens and lawsuits from the Bakersfield Californian:
The Internal Revenue Service slapped him and his wife, Jennifer Crisp, with a $111,170 lien in back taxes and penalties, according to public records.
"When you have a big business, there's always things, sometimes,
that falls through the cracks," Crisp said Wednesday. "And when you notice it,
you take care of it. That's it."
The back taxes stem from 2005, when the local real estate market experienced a frenzy of home sales and price appreciation.
Why he owes so much money to the IRS is unclear, Crisp said.
In late May, Commercial Trade Bureau, a debt collection agency, filed a breach of contract lawsuit against David Crisp and Crisp Cole & Associates, the business Crisp started with real estate agent Carl Cole, according to court records.
The company is suing on behalf of KBAK-TV 29 for $15,800 in services rendered, records show.
Crisp said that he also owes money to The Californian, and that he assumes his debts may have motivated the newspaper to run stories about his finances.