Times are bad for Brent Wilkes
, one of the two defense contractors ex-Rep. Duke Cunningham (R-CA) fingered for bribery in his plea deal.
According to a notice in a local paper in Poway, California, his mortgage company is putting his 99,000 square-foot corporate headquarters on the chopping block to collect unpaid debt. If Wilkes doesn't pay up, the property will be sold February 1st.
Wilkes was once a millionaire -- based on his success convincing Cunningham and other lawmakers to obtain federal funds for his many companies. But his business dried up after Cunningham pled guilty. He reportedly
owes hundreds of thousands in property taxes, though somehow, he's found the money to pay a big-time criminal defense lawyer
So, anybody in the market for a corporate palace (shown at right, during happier times)? If nothing else, it's a building with history. Ah, the fundraisers
. Ah, the raids
. Ed. Note: Thanks to TPMm Reader CC for the tip.