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Ruben Studdard

Giant Tax Lien ... Again

3/3/2012 2:10 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

0303_Ruben-Studdard_tmz_exIt's never a good sign when a singer has had more tax liens than platinum albums -- but that's the situation former "American Idol" champ Ruben Studdard has found himself in ... TMZ has learned. 

According to docs filed in Alabama, Studdard and his estranged wife Zuri owe $180,216.73 in federal taxes for the year 2009. 

Studdard is no stranger to tax problems in Alabama -- he had a property lien filed against him back in 2008 to the tune of nearly $200,000. 

Ruben filed for divorce from Zuri back in November. 

Calls to Studdard's reps were not returned.
 

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1.

diogenes    

I think the cell next to Wesley Snipes is empty. Pay your taxes

871 days ago
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EMB    

He must of spent all his money on Ed Farty clothes.

871 days ago
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Jay W.     

Buck eighty and some change in owed taxes... that's suck brother !

871 days ago
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Jessica Schlachter    

at least now he knows that Zuir is and always was a gold digger. Studdard won Idol because his mom worked hard to get him the most phone votes but clearly he is not a star.

871 days ago
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MC    

Just another case of too much too soon and living beyond your means.

871 days ago
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en Todo Momento!!    

well maybe he can use them platinum records as big nickles... :D

871 days ago
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parlayer    

Ain't nothing but a meatball to a stepper!!

871 days ago
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Cricket    

Another example of how Clay Aiken was the real winner. Not bad for runner-up, no tax liens, actually making albums. Of course it also proves how AI is crap.

871 days ago
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Methwoman    

At least Studdard finally realized Zuri was a gold digger.

871 days ago
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Meanie    

Ruben,... we had such higher hopes for you.

871 days ago
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Jeremy    

He is as relevant as that Ed Hardy shirt

871 days ago
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INeedFacebookFriends.com    

the IRS threatened to take away his SUBWAY Value Card if he didn't pay.

871 days ago
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BO HUNK    

Brothas don't like paying them taxes...let alone anything else in life.

871 days ago
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fametube    

That sucks! I really like the guy. Hopefully he'll come out of this on top. Or maybe not since he's been through this before.

Get discovered for your talent
http://fametube.com/

871 days ago
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Poor, poor Mindy ...    

Rappers, hip hoppers, hoops tards, wannabe movie "stars" ... folks who will NEVER know how to handle their money and NEVER pay their way through life. Ain't gonna' happen. They always owe lawyers and about 4-5 baby mamas and yet they are IDOLIZED in this bankrupt society. I cringe when I see them hawking their $250 basketball shoes to those living completely on government assistance. Guess who dey be votin' for?

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