When Allen started her employment in Northampton County, her salary was originally set at $57,460. Executive John Brown then raised her salary to $65,603 without obtaining approval from Council, which resulted in a bitter dispute whether he had acted legally.
If Allen is approved as Interim Administrator, it will be at a salary of $91,790, substantially more than she is making now.
I have previously told you about her lack of education and experience, as well as her financial difficulties. Yesterday, at 3:30 pm, I checked the records in the Civil Division to make sure that the liens previously reported are still open. They are.
Allen's Bangor home is currently in foreclosure, and she now has her second lawyer, Allentown Attorney Charles Laputka.
In addition to the foreclosure, the following open tax liens remain open:
1) IRS v.Catherine Allen (Klages), 2008-FT-1338, filed 12/22/08, for $51,414.69 in unpaid income taxes (1040) in 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005 and 2006.
2) IRS v.Catherine Allen (Klages), 2011-FT-3697, filed 4/25/11, for $6,060.33 in unpaid income taxes (1040) in 2007.
3) Pa. Dept of Revenue v. Catherine Allen-Klages, 2015-J-8690, filed 9/23/15, for $1,551.15, in unpaid personal income tax in 2008.
4) Pa. Dept of Revenue v. Catherine Allen-Klages, 2015-J-11366, filed 12/7/15, for $1,857.99, in unpaid personal income tax in 2010.