Treasury nominee to face questions on taxes, housekeeper

01/14/2009 | CNBC

Timothy Geithner, President-elect Barack Obama's nominee for Treasury secretary, is likely to be confronted with questions about his payment of income taxes while working for the International Monetary Fund, as well as whether he allowed an illegal immigrant to work as his housekeeper. Geithner's tax-reporting error stemmed from an unusual payroll system that U.S. employees of the IMF must use, while his former housekeeper's immigration papers expired while working for Geithner, though she later received a green card. Democrats in the Senate told CNBC that Geithner will have no difficulty being confirmed by the full Senate.

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