US Slavery Museum seeks more time on tax returns

An attorney for the U.S. National Slavery Museum in Virginia is seeking more time to produce delinquent tax returns in a bid to reorganize the museum's debt and resume fundraising.

Attorney Sandra R. Robinson had told U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Richmond she would produce the tax returns by the end of January. In a filing this week, however, she said the museum has been unable to secure the returns from the museum's former accountant.

Robinson is seeking the returns to resume raising funds for the museum, which had been planned for Fredericksburg.

The museum is envisioned by L. Douglas Wilder, the former governor of Virginia and mayor of Richmond.

The museum is in chapter 11 bankruptcy while it reorganizes its $7 million debt.