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8News Investigates: Louisa Elected Official's Taxes Delinquent

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Louisa, VA—An elected official and prominent businessman in Louisa has come under scrutiny, after 8News discovered that he owes tens of thousands of dollars in unpaid real estate taxes.

Allen Jennings is a local businessman and owns 22 properties, according to Louisa's Commissioner of Revenue website. In addition, Jennings serves on the Louisa County School Board.

We first introduced you to Jennings in February, after he came under fire for serving as a character witness for a convicted child molester who attacked a male student in an elementary school. Now, according to the records of Louisa County Treasurer Henry Wash, Jennings owes nearly $60,000 in real estate taxes.

Some residents are outraged by the fact that Jennings real estate taxes remain unpaid. When we asked if she thought it was appropriate for Jennings' taxes to remain unpaid for years, Doris Foster said, "No I don't, cause if it was me they'd have done did something about it."

"I think it's kind of ridiculous," Louisa resident Richard Nelson told 8News when asked him what he thought of the fact that Jennings owes nearly $60,000 in real estate taxes.

8News attempted to contact Jennings about the unpaid taxes on several different occasions, but as of press time, our calls and messages were not returned.

Although Jennings has been able to avoid 8News, he will not be able to avoid the unpaid taxes issue, says County Treasurer Henry Wash.

He says, "I'm planning on using all the collection tools available by statute to collect those taxes, including judicial sale of the properties past due 2 years."

Stay with 8News for updates.

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