Free public advocate helps Hamilton man

Hamilton resident Gary Betsy says he was days away from closing the doors to his business when he found a government agency that could help. Betsy says he owned at least $85,000 worth of back taxes and

News 12 Staff

Mar 10, 2009, 2:48 AM

Updated 5,613 days ago

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Hamilton resident Gary Betsy says he was days away from closing the doors to his business when he found a government agency that could help.
Betsy says he owned at least $85,000 worth of back taxes and was forced to lay off four employees from his body shop. He even had to sell his home.
?You got to take responsibility for it and you got to try to work through it,? says Betsy. Just days away from having the Division of Taxation padlock his door, he came across the Department of the Public Advocate who assigned a case manager to Besty and began working ? for free.
?He didn't charge us anything and every time [Gary] called him he was right there to help," says Joesph Betsy, Gary's father.
Although they haven?t met face to face, Betsy credits the public advocate for keeping his American dream of owning a business alive.


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