Published August 29, 2008
Ruben Studdard, the season two "American Idol" winner, faces state and federal property liens after allegedly not paying close to $200,000 in taxes, BlackVoices.com reported.
Studdard, who married Surata Zuri McCants on June 28 and is without a current record deal, owes $21,730 in state income taxes, and $171,920 in unpaid income taxes to the federal government, according to the report. The story cites a lien filed in Jefferson County Circuit Court.
A majority of the unpaid taxes are from 2003 — the same year Studdard won "American Idol."
The state liens were filed July 25, and the federal ones were filed in May.