<![CDATA[Colorado Springs Gazette RSS - news >> local]]> http://gazette.com/rss/news/local Sat, 29 Aug 2015 17:36:37 -0600 Zend_Feed http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[Tax bills, fines pile up on properties as Douglas Bruce heads to probation hearing]]> http://gazette.com/tax-bills-fines-pile-up-on-properties-as-douglas-bruce-heads-to-probation-hearing/article/1557824?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/tax-bills-fines-pile-up-on-properties-as-douglas-bruce-heads-to-probation-hearing/article/1557824?custom_click=rss

Since Douglas Bruce was put on six years' probation in 2012, the author of the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights (TABOR) has bought at least 24 out-of-state properties on which he has racked up about $63,000 in delinquent property taxes, liens and fines, The Gazette has found

But the department may not know the half of it.

Since Bruce was put on six years' probation in 2012, the author of the Taxpayer's Bill of Rights (TABOR) has bought at least 24 out-of-state properties on which he has racked up about $63,000 in delinquent property taxes, liens and fines, The Gazette has found. He also owes an additional $17,700 in taxes, liens and fines on property he bought before he was jailed.

Many of these infractions appear to violate terms of his probation, but the probation department doesn't cite them.



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<![CDATA[List: Properties owned by Douglas Bruce]]> http://gazette.com/list-properties-owned-by-douglas-bruce/article/1557865?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/list-properties-owned-by-douglas-bruce/article/1557865?custom_click=rss Property

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<![CDATA[Probation officers often 'don't know what they don't know']]> http://gazette.com/probation-officers-often-dont-know-what-they-dont-know/article/1557853?custom_click=rss http://gazette.com/probation-officers-often-dont-know-what-they-dont-know/article/1557853?custom_click=rss Douglas Bruce conceivably could have violated terms of his probation soon after it began in June 2012, but not until this year did the Denver Adult Probation Department file complaints about his suspected lapses.

The department's accusations came after media reports on Bruce's property transfer to Colorado Springs Councilwoman Helen Collins, who became the target of an ethics investigation.

Bruce is supposed to report to his probation officer whenever he takes on a financial obligation or debt. He's bought at least two dozen properties out-of-state since his release from jail and racked up about $63,000 in overdue property taxes, code violation fines and liens.



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