Vogue editor-in-chief Anna Wintour may have been one of President Barack Obama’s top fundraisers and a possible British ambassador pick, however a recent discovery of her boyfriend’s tax debt may hamper her nomination chances, reports The Daily Telegraph.
J. Shelby Bryan, a former Clinton advisor and Obama fundraiser, has owed a reported $1.2 million in taxes to the United States government since 2006.
Bryan, a telecommunications executive in Texas, once had an estimated net worth of $30 million, but was hit by the financial crisis. The Telegraph reports that Bryan originally owed more than $1.6 million in taxes, but paid off $400,000.
Bryan states that he is “on schedule” with the IRS and is on a payment plan.
If Wintour were to be nominated for British ambassadorship, Bryan’s tax woes may pose a challenge in her confirmation in the U.S. Senate.