I confirmed this with Mr. Riddle.
These were NOT baseless rumors - and the matter was resolved with the current campaign debt owed a corporation being paid, BUT the old debt owed personally to the CPA for his work being written off after 20 years. NOT PAID.
Mr. Riddle adds...
Thanks. This has been a nightmare week. About 600 phone calls and 700 e-mails. I have not been able to work.
Mea culpa! My description of the rumors as “baseless” was itself baseless!
Still it’s odd that Mr. Riddle would issue a statement saying the matter was closed when in fact only one of the two debts was paid.
Maybe that’s why they call him Mr. Riddle.
And maybe that’s why he’s beseiged by folks asking for clarification.