As a result, Zane (born Kristina Laferne Roberts), has been named the state’s “top individual tax cheat,” the Maryland Comptroller reports. The man who gave her title, Peter Franchot, revealed that Roberts has $1.4 million in assets, including two homes, against $3.4 million in liabilities. The Comptroller also noted that $1.4 million is owed to creditors alone.
Efforts by the IRS to collect back taxes from Roberts date back to 2003. Originally from Maryland, the critically-acclaimed writer is best known for her literary work, which has resulted in her being a certified New York Times bestseller 26 times.
Despite the drama, Roberts kept her lips sealed regarding her IRS troubles while promoting the “Addicted” movie during a recent appearance on a talk show.