Sutherland: Allegations in letter were false |

Sutherland: Allegations in letter were false

A letter to the editor from Janet Morrissey in The Union on Thursday alleged that supervisor candidate Robin Sutherland has a history of tax liens in Placer, Sacramento and Nevada counties.

Sutherland denies that she has been subject to tax liens in Placer or Sacramento counties.

Morrissey, the sister-in-law of supervisor candidate Rene Antonson, was out of town on Thursday and unavailable to provide supporting documents for her allegations.

Jan Antonson, the sister of Morrissey and the wife of Antonson, said she provided the information to Morrissey. Mrs. Antonson says she did not see documentary evidence of the allegations but relied on an anonymous letter and her discussion with two media reporters.

Rene Antonson referred questions to his campaign committee. The committee provided The Union with a copy of an anonymous letter that made allegations similar to those raised by Morrissey. Dave Friedrichsen of the Antonson campaign said the campaign doesn’t know the source of the anonymous mailer.

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