Bishop Eddie Long is dead but his financial troubles aren’t over. The AJC.com reports that the Department of Treasury-IRS filed a tax lien on the late preacher and his wife Vanessa Long.

The IRS is seeking a sum of $335,216.34 for taxes owed plus interest and penalties.

Long, who was pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church outside Atlanta, died of cancer in January.

The document said that taxes (including interest and penalties) have been assessed against the Longs.

“We have made a demand for payment for this liability, but it remains unpaid,” according to filing. “Therefore, there is a lien in favor of the United States on all property and rights to property belonging to this taxpayer for the amount of these taxes, and additional penalties, interests and cost that may accrue.”

 
SEE ALSO: Bishop Eddie Long’s Wife Explains Why She Stayed

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  • Ms. Cree

    My heart goes out to the family

  • Blaque Mahogany

    That’s a lot of money. Which means he was bringing even more money. Crazy. Don’t know why people play with the IRS.

  • hottlanta

    Anyone heard about Fred Price. Jr. had to step down from the Crenshaw Church in Compton. He was on the podium crying talking about he disappointed his wife, family and church but didn’t say what he did.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    Welp this is what happens … That’s quite a bit of money…. Oh well

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    You will see more crying in the Church house … Keep watching

  • Bdot

    Sheeid, they probably get that in one weekend off the collection plate https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/7d599891a32087c39497f8451620f733ceef76d4b9a1e05037e313f9cc174342.jpg

  • Alisa

    The real Name it & Claim is the I.R.S. agents walk thru Take that, those these 3, everything over there. Actually go ahead and claim the house & contents.

  • Ni Ni

    No, did they air it on tv this past sunday? Well, at least he had sense enough to admit he did wrong and step down.

  • Alisa

    Do you think the family or let’s say the wife knew anything? I ask because some families that go thru high profile scandals know or suspect something is amiss but life is good so they just keep their head down hoping the other shoe doesn’t drop.

  • imright

    lol …”Cancer”

  • Soda
  • Anji

    Not in Compton.

  • Sexy CJ

    Department of the Treasury…….Internal Revenue Service…..Is Not 2 Be Played With !!!………..

    https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/375284cb63402bd03dd503ddceda0175e2c250e82f6cd1b8259d7325c854df8a.jpg

  • Ni Ni

    Let me grab my ? and see whats goings on.

  • Sexy CJ
  • Desiree Edwards

    lolol…perfect!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    She should have divorced the dude when she had the chance, IMO.

  • Rachel

    They spent more than that on his funeral. They shouldn’t have no prob coughing up them ?.

  • soujourn_erets

    It’s probably adultery. That’s one of the major spirits in the church. The buildings represents deep occult symbolism and practices.

  • soujourn_erets

    All that tithing money that they stole/steal should cover the costs.

    Tithing was never monetary. If you’re paying tithes, stop. ?

  • Miany

    Did he cheat?? Is he ghey?? Is he very ill? whats really going on? His congregation is not tryna see/hear him go.

  • MsPam

    I went to do some research, how come the wife looks older than Fred Price Jr.?! Or is it he acts younger?

  • NeverSurprised

    I have not one ounce of sympathy for the widow. If you are willing to put up with a “marriage” filled with all manner of lies, cheating, fraud and deception, you deserve whatever comes your way. She knew what kind of person she was in bed with.

  • SG

    Is the church still open? Who is the leader there now? Not that that has anything to do with the IRS hunting them down. Just wondering.

  • GuestSTAR

    Sorta reminds me of Kings of Comedy when Steve Harvey mentioned the building fund. Said the building never got a new door knob. Pretty much saying the building fund was/is a scam.

  • free

    all that acting screams “drugs” to me.

  • free

    poor cancer gotta take the blame for everything.

  • Carmen Harrison Johnson

    The Church is still open, they’ve not chosen a New Pastor or Bishop but it’s still operating

  • GuestSTAR

    So true, they even tried it with James Cleveland for a minute, but the truth eventually came out.

  • soujourn_erets

    Yea man, I’m sure there are some who actually use the money for the intended purposes. But, these pastors are scamming folks. The book warns us of this.

    They don’t want the congregation reading the Old Testament because it will expose all of the lies they be telling. All of it for the sake of money. Especially/specifically these mega churches

  • Harley

    YES!

  • Liah

    I agree!

  • Liah

    ##KARMA##

  • Liah

    Sure did!

  • Liah

    RIGHT!!!!!

  • Faithz

    Bishop was a Fraud, Liar, and devil .

  • Faithz

    I feel the same way!

  • Faithz

    I just Wonder how many lives did he touch with
    his Adulterer ways.

  • Faithz

    Exactly,,,.

  • Faithz

    Tell the truth, and shame the devil.

  • Faithz

    Rolling Lmao, Thanks for that.

  • Faithz

    That Lady in the Back Fanning Herself
    with that Progran, LOOOOOOL.

  • Faithz

    Yea

  • Faithz

    Sure did.

  • Faithz

    Had not heard that, thanks for that
    head up.

  • Faithz

    I think She has been real Ill some time ago.

  • soujourn_erets

    Indeed

  • Faithz

    Omg.

  • Faithz

    Yes its sad to tell the truth, But
    these devils want to play with the Almighty
    and this is the results of it.

  • Faithz

    It’s hard to say, But I am sure she heard things , and jusy turned her head. Many women First ladies they are called knows what’s going on But love the Luxury Life style. In some States People call Some Churches the
    ‘Gansta Church’.

  • Sexy CJ

    YW

  • hottlanta

    Thanks yall always come through.

  • Miami8981

    Agreed. But you would think she would have had a huge life insurance policy for a few million dollars whereby she could pay the $335,000 tax in one lump sum.

  • Ni Ni

    Oh my! I loved to watch his dad preach, but jr. couldn’t keep my attention.

  • Keesh5000

    They about to take it all…..They cant even leave their family generational wealth…but when God moves….nothing can stop!!!

  • Ni Ni

    I thought Sandra posted a picture of the new pastor and his white wife shortly after bishop’s homegoing service.

  • Keesh5000

    My thoughts exactly!!! Maybe she paid for that nice funeral with the million dollar policy….or maybe she kept it and wants everything taken away and start over. Maybe God has given her an assignment considering how humble she was in the name of God to stand by a false messanger of God. Take it all in the name of evil destroy it and rebuild on Gods plan and word and restore faith in the people.

  • hottlanta

    He said he was resigning for “personal misjudgment.” That means he thought she was taking the birth control pill and she wasn’t. That is another word for cheating like Tiger Woods said the word transgressions. To us poor folks we say cheating. The more money you have the more cheating vocabulary word you have to choose from.

  • Malcom Flex

    What pissed me off about that kiddie diddling freak is that BW were his biggest supporters!!

  • Miami8981

    I’m thinking she has the money to pay the taxes off but doesn’t want to pay because she might not be working and may have no other source of income other than the life insurance money then once the IRS takes the house she’ll have money to start over as you said in a more modest house than the mega mansion they were living in.

  • Sid

    All of these rich white men that left there families wealth. The biggest pedophiles and rapists out there. So god held Eddie long to a higher standard because he was a preacher. I doubt it but to each its own in guess.

  • Keesh5000

    If I were in her shoes…I would say come take it. It was built off lies and destroying lives while using Gods name. Who wants to live in that lie..she wasnt the fraud..he was

  • Keesh5000

    Some people just dont know what Women have to go through

  • Miany

    lol true.. rich people can use all the synonyms.. a broke dude just cheats lol

  • Anunnaki

    they place lien on the (Person) not the Business, Vanessa ain’t Dumb, nether was Eddie,

  • Anunnaki

    I see these Everyday, Im actually in the office with several of these Demons, liar and Frauds

  • EBuzzB

    Thank you for sharing but I don’t think as his wife I would be standing next to him while he give this message especially if he hurt me in his actions but I guess that’s the GOD in her and maturity that I lack.

  • Keesh5000

    He was a MESSANGER!!! He was suppose to be. You dont pick that position…its given and if you cant handle the task..STEP DOWN

  • Anunnaki

    I see the comments and some folks saying, he stole , liar, fraud, but I have not once heard that uncle sam, is a fraud , liar thief, hell no one ever met this invisible man. but yet SAM, he gets PAID… hmp!!!

  • Keesh5000

    But the IRS is given them a chance to fix it….why do you think they wont???

  • Wayup!

    Let me tell you something I knew it was something up with Bishop the very first time I saw him in a tank top preaching with that Jerry curl on his head I knew he wasn’t right… but you couldn’t tell these no man having women nothing and now they are sitting up in his church looking stupid..?

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Why this just made me SCREAM!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LMBO

  • Keesh5000

    GIGGLING

  • SunRiseBlossom

    You just PREACHED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Keesh5000

    Well baby if you wanna know who uncle sam is do ya research. I will help you start……Look up The Rockerfellas and Rothschild. Understanding is all you need

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Well one thing for sure… She honored her vows and stayed with him: For better or for worse, For richer or for poorer, In sickness and in health, until death parted them…

  • hottlanta

    Should have put out a lien on that jeri curl wig on his head. That person got their money.

  • Anunnaki

    oh I know exactly what it is. and how it works, been free for years now. so I get it. but they are still stealing

  • hottlanta

    Her face speaks volumes. You can see the pain.

  • Luv Pitties

    He probably had that woman living in fear remember when she filed for divorce when the story broke about him and those young men. All of a sudden she abruptly changed her mind as if someone got to her.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    STOP!!! Lol…

  • SunRiseBlossom

    What ole James Cleveland die from?!

  • Keesh5000

    How are you free from Americas debt?????????? You already missed a few classes

  • Keesh5000

    I hatechuuuuuuuu

  • Keesh5000

    So you wanna know who was still making profit off his jerry curl products….they still sale…I just stare at it and think…..hard days in the Black community

  • Sid

    So if I decided to open a church because I believe in god and I think I should spread the word. I am now a chosen one?

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Its not uncommon for these mega church pastors to have messed up finances. They deal with a lot of cash, and are so busy hording it and hiding it here and there that they totally ignore the business side of that.

    Revenue (i.e., tithes, along with business ventures) suffered after Long was revealed to be a meat lover. A consummate one at that. The truth is, New Birth had been ballin’ out for years, and the church lost money on several ventures that Long himself had overseen.

    But you can believe his wife has some coins tucked away.

    By the way, she was a damn fool to stay with his ass.

  • GuestSTAR

    AIDS

  • Sid

    Who knows maybe the same reason any other person don’t pay there taxes. Maybe they don’t have it or working on paying it.

  • Cricket404

    It’s sad his wife will have to carry his crosses. Sins of the husband.

  • IntroSpective

    The wife should’ve gotten out when he was still alive. Her finances would’ve been safe and secure. But no, she had to do what was best for the “church” ??

  • Tena

    Spent all that money on those boys. Damn shame.

  • Anunnaki

    sweetie its america debt not anunnaki debt, I don’t hold any Gold so therefore I cant owe anyone. I have mastered a lot of classes, don’t knock me, if u just dont understand, I can give you things to study

  • TeeTee

    I use to go there and I tell you I sat there in church and was like huh? Then he had to nerve to talk about it – said “ya’ll keep asking me if this my hair,” pulls out a receipt, and continued to say I paid for it yes its mine. I knew then – that my relationship with NB was on the edge. It was showing to much vanity – and that is not what I came to church for!

  • Wayup!

    I’m glad your eyes were opened?..??

  • Nessa

    The best for her pocket

  • lilred1

    U know what .. ?

  • Youshockedme

    Especially if you are a black woman…

  • VM

    Jackpot!

  • SuggaB

    Yup. And stupidity of the wife. Dummy should have been gone

  • SuggaB

    I beg to differ with that statement. Eddie Long was dumb and so is his wife and so are his parishioners

  • SuggaB

    Some were called. Some were sent. Some just got up and went.

  • SuggaB

    Doubtful

  • SuggaB

    I think what we fear the most is what we all eventually face anyway. She didn’t leave him because she didn’t want to lose the money and the status of 1st lady but she still has to face the wreckage of her past as we all do.

  • McKay

    And hair products.

  • McKay

    What did you go there looking for? Curious to know why people go to church,.

  • McKay

    Poor them..

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Wrong. He should have spent MORE on hair products. He looked absurd with that Jheri curl weave.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    He was obsessed with tossing salads. Every time I look at his wife, I can’t help but think about all those boys asses he ate–and then came home to her.

    That is the epitome of a hot mess.

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  • Jussjess25

    I need to leave here please cause Im done and I cannot .. ?????????

  • Jussjess25

    Ooop

  • Jussjess25

    How do you know tho ???????.

  • Anunnaki

    Lol i get what u mean. But im saying finance wise

  • Tena

    What a deceitful disgusting man! This is why he died how he lived. Can’t straddle God while living as a devil.

  • LithiumHaitianFlower

    Great example for her daughter

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    *dead*

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    By the way, she was a damn fool to stay with his ass.

    You sound simple.

    I heard she had a man on the side. Why would she leave all of that money while she was having her cake (man) and ability to spend the church’s money?

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Cause he used to get up top me, and do his bidness.

    Chile please. I wouldn’t have screwed that ugly, jheri gurl wig wearing man even if you lent me YOUR body parts.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    He was a child molester. If I was one of those boys parent, Eddie Long would have been dead years ago.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Here you go again Ms. Roderick, trying to call somebody out and be messy LOL. Listen sweetie pie, I don’t give a damn how much money he had–he turned her into a global laughingstock and exposed her to overwhelming ridicule.

    And who wants to stay in a church where people are now wondering if you have AIDS, or if you also were having sex with underage boys? That’s what was being said about Vanessa.

    Love is love but love goes out the door when you are around here eating all these nikkas booty and then coming back and kissing me in the mouth.

    She should have divorced him and took the money and ran fast as she could.

    But guess what? She took your advice, like a dummy, stayed, and now she has a big ass tax lien.

    And we STILL don’t know what really killed him…

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Here’s some irony: Vanessa Long was all-in when Eddie Long was trashing gay people, leading antigay marches through downtown Atlanta with Martin Luther King, Jr.’s closeted bulldagger daughter, Bernice King, and condemning all the sissies and studs to hell.

    I knew all along Long was a Golden Girl. He was too preoccupied with gays. He was talking about gay marriage before anybody else really paid attention to it; another irony is he probably inadvertently galvanized gay marriage supporters.

    But back to Vanessa. It ain’t no fun when you’re the one getting hit with the pie in your face.

    She didn’t know what to do when she found out that her black pudding pie wasn’t enough to satisfy her man’s insatiable appetite for meat. I don’t feel sorry for her. She married a man who was a hot mess and she stayed when she had every reason to leave.

    Now she has the IRS to deal with.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    My advice?

    Troll, harder Sweet Pea

    Just face it women approach relationships differently than men.

    I think its funny and ironic to see how these straight church relationships are so dysfunctional while they call the gay ‘lifestyle’ destructive.

    I am sure she had a life insurance policy on old Long Stroke that exceeds the tax lien and why does it matter what killed Eddie?

    Were you one of his lovers?

  • Coco17

    Noooooo say it aint so ????

  • Coco17

    Noooooo , yeah I wouldve left too

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Yes. I don’t want to say too much but one of those fellas had been telling his friends and others what Eddie Long had done to him–and he’ been telling that for quite awhile.

    So the story had been out there for a couple years before it even hit the media.

    And yes, Ms. Eddie Mae Long loved to dine on some bootyhole.

  • Peter Piper ATL

    Troll? Chile…to be trolled, no shade, don’t you have to have something relevant and at least interesting to say first?

    Now that that’s outta the way, Roderick, I do agree women and men treat relationships differently. But at what point do you say, “I’m Done”? Child molestation, dishonesty, and adultery–why would you expect ANYBODY to stay in a relationship like that?

    The church is a joke. Jesus is an afterthought. The goal is to expand, get more money, sing a few songs, and then talk about souls somewhere along the way. So people who have those sort of values aren’t gonna make me feel guilty about who I love or lay up with.

    I read my Bible at home, where its free.

    I really don’t care if they had insurance or not. I wouldn’t be surprised if it was connected to the church somehow.

    IF he did die of AIDS, I think it does matter because he worked very hard to deprive people who also suffered from that illness their rights. But i can’t say I really care how he died, no shade.

    I wasn’t one of his lovers. But you’re welcome to share how he was in bed with you.

  • Coco17

    Thats horrible and nasty..

  • SickWidIt2dabone

    I’m CRINE ???

  • stanhope

    Miss The Eddie Long, aids carrier, molester of boys, now let me see is there anything else for the b i t c h’s tombstone? Oh yeah, HO.

  • stanhope

    Black pudding pie my behind….that thang is a swamp.

  • stanhope

    Chile they had separate wings of the mansion. He only saw her bedroom when he needed to borrow fresh panties.

  • Keesh5000

    Im always open to others knowledge…. So if there is something I have said that is not true, please point me to right area. Are you a Citizen of America? If so please understand OUR Debt….if not, maybe you should just google it. While your at it read more in to it and thank me later.

  • Soon2BWife

    Right, and it back fired.

  • Jussjess25

    Dam ?

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Oh no, not there mini-manse in south dekalb, the mega church, the hub churches they share financial interest??? Eddie Wrong, Eddie Wrong. How do you leave this here life with all that unfinished business AND your tarnished image for your family to deal with?

  • IntroSpective

    I really think she was trying to save face for him, their family and their business (the church). All things considered if it hadn’t been for the aforementioned she would’ve been left him.

  • JerseyMom

    New Birth church members will pay off the lien like they did those settlements for the Long sexual abuse victims. Next!

  • teather

    Karma is a mutha. He’ll rebuild with the help of his “followers”.

  • Richard Donald Jones

    The amount listed is a lot but Long had to have had at least a million in insurance.

  • Dowoop

    How much money was he making to owe that much in taxes.

  • SunRiseBlossom

    DaYum!!!!! That is so sad… #smh

  • SunRiseBlossom

    Hhmmmm….. #smh

  • Ms. Cree

    I don’t think she knew. I think some others heard rumors but I honestly think she was blind sided. I agree people turn the other cheek towards the ” good life” ( so they think) instead of standing up for what is right.

  • McKay

    True.