Anna Wintour’s Boyfriend Owes US Government $1.2 Million in Taxes

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.

Wintour was a key player in Obama’s fundraising strategy, co-hosting dinners with celebrity donors at $35,000 a plate in New York, London and Paris.

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.



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