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Money issues resurface for Rep. Darryl Rouson: Lawmaker failed to pay taxes on Tallahassee condo

Rep. Darryl Rouson, D- St. Petersburg, voices his approval for the budget on the last day of the 60 day legislative session, May, 3, 2012 in Tallahassee on the House floor.

SCOTT KEELER | Times

Rep. Darryl Rouson, D- St. Petersburg, voices his approval for the budget on the last day of the 60 day legislative session, May, 3, 2012 in Tallahassee on the House floor.

In 2010, state Rep. Darryl Rouson bought a townhouse in Tallahassee.

Since then, he has missed three years of property tax payments, falling so far behind that the unit soon could be put up for auction.

That’s not all. Last fall, Rouson borrowed $20,000 from a relative using his already heavily mortgaged St. Petersburg home as security.

And this spring, Rouson parted ways with the Tampa law firm of Morgan & Morgan, which had been paying him as much as $565,000 annually.

Is Rouson, the future House Democratic leader, in financial straits again?

“No, other than someone who just loses their main source of income in the last couple of weeks,’’ Rouson, 58, said Tuesday.

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