The newest creditor joining the fray in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Los Angeles is the Internal Revenue Service, which has filed a claim for $432,724.30 in unpaid business taxes against Capco, one of the five Bergstein companies that creditors are trying to force into bankruptcy.
Court-appointed interim trustee Ronald Durkin has said in previous court-mandated reports that Bergstein has not paid all payroll or other business taxes on his companies for the past couple of years -- or personal income taxes for three years.
The IRS claim is likely to take precedence over unpaid debts held by more than 30 other creditors.
Eight of those creditors this week filed a motion for a summary judgment in the ThinkFilm case, which would mean immediately forcing that entity into bankruptcy. In that filing, the creditors say it is