The Licking County treasurer has sent the Newark-based Longaberger basket company notice of foreclosure on its now closed headquarters.
Treasurer Olivia Parkinson says foreclosure will take place if the firm fails to pay nearly 578 thousand dollars in delinquent property taxes by the end of business on Friday. She had wanted to work out a solution to avoid foreclosure, but a deal could not be reached. Longaberger's parent company, JRJR Networks, filed a lawsuit, saying it is not responsible for the taxes. The lawsuit against former company leader Tami Longaberger accuses her of failing to disclose millions of dollars worth of tax liabilities when the company was sold in 2013. Her attorneys say the current owner is responsible for the delinquent property taxes. Workers moved to the company’s facility in Frazeysburg last July.