Attorney Robert Gamburg, held up by Mayor Nutter as an example of a tax-deadbeat, has reached an agreement to make due on what he owes the city, thus avoiding a Thursday morning sheriff's sale at his law office.
You may not have remembered him if he hadn’t confronted Nutter in March, following a press conference during which the mayor outed Gamburg as owing back taxes.( Wed Mar 11 15:00:24 PDT 2009 $__output )
"Did you bother to check to see whether or not I'm trying to make payment arrangements with the city?" Gamburg asked Nutter.
Nutter offered Gamburg a sage piece of advice.
"Just pay your taxes and everything will be fine."
Gamburg has finally come around, putting down 25 percent of the $130,000 he owes and he will pay the rest at 9-percent interest over the next two years, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Apparently not paying your taxes is a family affair. Gamburg’s father, Jerome, is also working on a deal with the city, postponing his own sheriff’s sale for his law office. He owes the city more than $84,000, the paper reported.
But, defense attorney Joseph Santaguida isn’t so lucky. He owes the city more than $130,000 in back taxes and his sheriff’s sale is going on as planned Thursday morning. The contents of his office will be seized.