Manningham tax suit resolved by undisclosed settlement


Staff report

WARREN

The civil suit against former NFL receiver and Warren native Mario Manningham by the collections company for the Warren Income Tax Department has been resolved through a settlement.

Warren Treasurer Tom Letson, an attorney, said he did not know the amount of the settlement, but it involves Manningham paying some of the $63,219 in 2013 income taxes, interest and fees listed in the lawsuit — but not nearly all.

The income tax department tried to have Manningham pay 2013 income taxes of $39,309 on about $2 million of income from 2013, his last year in the NFL, when he was playing for the San Francisco 49ers.

When he didn’t pay it, attorneys with a Cleveland law firm Keith D. Weiner & Associates, tried to collect on it and then filed suit in Trumbull County Common Pleas Court. By then there was another $18,279 of interest and a late charge of $5,630 being sought.

Letson, who noted that John Homlitas was treasurer when the legal action was filed, said the matter was resolved during mediation conducted by Magistrate Tony Cornicelli of Trumbull County Common Pleas Court.

Read more about the matter in Saturday's Vindicator or on Vindy.com.

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