(NEW YORK) -- Legendary director Martin Scorsese was slammed with a nearly $3 million Valentine from the Internal Revenue Service a few weeks ago. The New York Post reports the IRS served Scorsese with a $2.85 million past-due notice on Feb. 14, stemming from unpaid taxes and related interest and penalties Uncle Sam says Scorsese owes.
This is the second celeb this week whose tax troubles have gone public, and sources say both Scorsese's tax troubles and those of Al Pacino both have to do with their former financial adviser Kenneth Starr. Last week, Starr was sentenced to 7.5 years in prison for his alleged involvement in a $33 million Ponzi scheme that involved some Scorsese and Pacino's money.
Scorsese's rep insists the director is square with the government, telling the Post, "The IRS prematurely filed this lien...As of this moment, the entire amount is full paid, and he has no current IRS debts."
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