President Donald Trump’s presumptive nominee for the Federal Reserve, Stephen Moore, gave his ex-wife tens of thousands in delinquent divorce, alimony and child support payments only after his Virginia home was visited by four police officers, two realtors and a locksmith as part of a court order to sell the residence, according to a document from his divorce case.
According to a new CNBC report, the court document suggests that before that group visited the residence, the conservative economist was dismissive of the court’s plan to sell his house in the event he did not satisfy a contempt ruling for failing to pay his ex-wife, Allison Moore, money that he had agreed to pay her.
The 59-year-old became “argumentative” and “denied that we were in his house” when a member of the group telephoned him to say they were there and leaving a new key after “the locksmith picked the lock” and let them inside, court records reveal.
Moore, who owes more than $75,000 in unpaid federal income taxes and related penalties according to Maryland court records, falsely claimed to a court-appointed agent that he had “paid off his wife.”
But in fact, the agent said in the filing, she later learned from Allison Moore’s lawyer that just a fraction of what Stephen Moore owed was paid several days after the visit by the locksmith and the others, reports CNBC.