US Wants Tech Pioneer's Mansion To Satisfy $18M Tax Debt

Law360, New York (December 12, 2013, 4:04 PM EST) -- The U.S. is looking to seize a California software magnate's 24,000-square-foot mansion and Rembrandt paintings to satisfy an $18 million tax lien, according to a lawsuit filed in California federal court Wednesday.

In its suit, the government accuses Dale Shipley, founder of Veritas Software Corp. and DSG Technologies, and his wife of failing to pay federal income taxes from 2001 through 2008, and instead using the savings to buy several homes, expensive antiques and priceless artwork.

“Despite timely notice and demand for payment of the [$18...
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