CLEVELAND - An exclusive 5 On Your Side investigation reveals the details and dealings of the "Dirty Dozen," the top 12 Cuyahoga County taxpayers who aren't paying their fair share.
We found business owners, real estate developers and even a church that have dodged their property tax bills for years.
The “Dirty Dozen” each owe the county hundreds of thousands of dollars, and in one case, more than $2.1 million.
The “Dirty Dozen” list was obtained from the office of the Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer, where officials are launching a new campaign to crack down on the county’s tax dodgers.
Cuyahoga County has the largest amount of unpaid taxes over any other county in the state.
Cuyahoga County Fiscal Officer Wade Steen said there is more than $400 million owed to the county in back taxes and fees and close to 60 percent of that tax money would go to local schools.
In a two-month investigation, we tracked down the “Dirty Dozen” to find the faces behind the big bills and asked them why they haven’t paid their fair share.
Watch our exclusive 5 On Your Side investigation Monday on NewsChannel5 at 11 p.m.
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