Economy | Senators quizzed the Treasury secretary nominee on his personal financial past and his public financial future
by Emily Belz
Posted 1/21/09, 12:00 am
WASHINGTON-Was it an innocent mistake?
That was the question on senators' minds as they held a hearing for Treasury secretary nominee Timothy Geithner Wednesday, a man who will oversee the Internal Revenue Service and who failed to pay $34,000 in self-employment taxes from 2001 to 2004, when he worked for the International Monetary Fund.
"These were careless mistakes, they were avoidable mistakes, but they were unintentional," Geithner said in his opening statement. "I have corrected these errors and paid what I owed."