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WILKES-BARRE — Towing contractor Leo A. Glodzik III faces another government lien against his business interests.
Documents filed Monday in Luzerne County Court show that the state Department of Labor and Industry is seeking $39,648 over unemployment insurance contributions allegedly owed by Duryea-based LAG Transport & Recovery from April 2010 to January 2012.
The lien indicates that Glodzik, 43, has not made any payment on any of the outstanding contributions, which total $31,212. Glodzik also owes $7,015 in interest and $1,420 in penalties, the state says.
The news comes as Glodzik is fighting legal battles on several fronts, including government liens against his other business interests, accusations of more than $500,000 in unpaid personal taxes, a protection-from-abuse order involving a woman claiming he assaulted her, as well as allegations that Glodzik stole $2,100 left in a Cadillac he towed as part of a purported drug arrest.
His history of court and financial woes over the past year includes:
May 2013 — Glodzik charged with two counts of theft after investigation into allegations that he stole $2,100 from a vehicle he towed that was part of a drug arrest in January, 2013. Wilkes-Barre Mayor Tom Leighton announces a short time later the same day that LAG Towing's exclusive, $50,050 annual towing contract with the city is suspended.
Glodzik pleaded not guilty to the charges, and is awaiting trial in county court.
• June — The state files a $519,204 lien against Glodzik, saying he has not paid taxes on his personal income since 2006.
• November — County Judge Joseph M. Augello authorizes a one-year PFA order that prohibits Glodzik from having any contact with a former girlfriend, Marti Calpin, who complained of unwanted attention, including 48 telephone calls she says Glodzik made to her on Oct. 31.
• January — The Internal Revenue Service on files a federal lien against Glodzik in the amount of $113,584.
• April 7, 2014 — The state Department of Environmental Protection warns Glodzik of possible enforcement actions if he doesn't tear down or fix up an abandoned railroad bridge he owns over the Susquehanna River between Duryea and Exeter.
• April 14 — The state Department of Labor and Industry files an $8,380 judgment against a former Glodzik company, United Sanitation Network Inc., of Duryea. It appears to deal with late or unpaid unemployment contributions from 2010 and 2011. The company now is owned by a family member, Pilar Glodzik.
• April 25 — Luzerne County President Judge Thomas F. Burke Jr. on Friday issues a temporary PFA order in favor of Aleksandra O'Donohue, 25, who claims Glodzik beat her at his Morgan Drive home on the night of April 17. A hearing on a permanent order is set for Thursday. Glodzik denies the accusations made by O'Donohue.

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