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IRS pursuing Bubba the Love Sponge for $202,000 in federal taxes

Bubba "the Love Sponge" Clem faces another lien for unpaid federal taxes. The lien, issued by the Internal Revenue Service in early July, says the St. Petersburg shock jock owes about $202,600 in taxes.

In late March, the IRS had issued another lien for $31,142 in unpaid taxes.

RELATED: Bubba the Love Sponge Clem admits to ratings tampering (w/video)

Clem did not return a call for comment.

Clem's finances have been in the spotlight several times this year. A February lawsuit by Bank of America alleged that Bubba Radio Network, which Clem owns, owed about $75,000 on a defaulted loan.

In June, Clem put his St. Petersburg home on the market for $1.8 million. His real estate agent told Realtor.com that Clem was "downsizing."

Clem has been involved in many controversies over the years. One of his most high-profile scandals resulted from a sex tape he filmed of his wife and Terry Bollea — better known as Hulk Hogan — being leaked to the now-defunct Gawker. Clem denied leaking it. Bollea and Clem settled a resulting lawsuit out of court. Gawker settled for $31 million, leading to the publication shuttering.

Contact Malena Carollo at [email protected] or (727) 892-2249. Follow @malenacarollo on Twitter.

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