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IRS lien brings back an old scandal for Clinton friends

They are not movie stars, but the names of Harry Thomason and his wife, Linda Bloodworth-Thomason, are well known in Hollywood, in Washington, D.C., and now on the rolls of delinquent taxpayers.  

On March 23, the Internal Revenue Service filed a lien against the couple in the amount of $294,301. The lien was filed with the Los Angeles County Recorder of Deeds.
 
Harry Thomason declined to offer a reason for the delinquency, but he told The Detroit News, "It is an issue that our accountants and the IRS are diligently working to resolve and it's quite possible that it will be resolved by the time your report is printed."
 
In the world of entertainment, the Thomasons are best known for running Mozark Productions, which created such TV shows as Designing Women, The Fall Guy, Evening Shade, and Emeril.
 
In Washington, D.C., the Thomasons have a different kind of fame.
 
During Bill Clinton’s first presidential campaign, the Thomasons provided air charter service through a company they co-owned with partner Darnell Martens. As close friends of Bill and Hillary, they also served as chairs of the 1993 presidential inauguration.
 
Later, the couple produced a documentary, The Hunting of the President, which looked at what they called the “myths and truths behind the nearly 10-year campaign to systematically destroy the political legacy of the Clintons.”
 
And, very early in the Clinton administration, the Thomasons were neck-deep in a White House scandal known as Travelgate.
 
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