The Internal Revenue Service pulled up a moving van yesterday to the Baltimore suburb home of Jeffrey Levitt, former president of Old Court Savings & Loan, and hauled away an antique desk, paintings, a piano and a truckload of other items to be applied against a $1.67 million tax bill.
The IRS also seized two automobiles, bringing to 15 the number of vehicles seized from the home of Levitt and his wife Karol, as part of an effort to recover money that the agency says the Levitts owe in taxes, interest and penalties.
Jeffrey Levitt began last week to serve an 18-month prison sentence for contempt of court for violating a judge's order to limit his spending to $1,000 a week. Karol Levitt, who also was convicted of contempt of court, began on Friday to serve her sentence of 15 weekends in jail. The jail sentences are unconnected with the IRS tax claim.
Karol Levitt admitted the IRS revenue officers to the couple's house in Green Spring Valley when they arrived about 9 a.m. with movers working under contract.
Describing her attitude as cordial, an IRS spokesman said she was in the house during part of the 9 1/2 hours in which movers packed and carried items from the home.
Items seized included furs, silver, jewelry, crystal and Steuben glassware. The total value was not immediately known. The IRS said the seized items will be held in storage until it is determined how the tax dispute will be resolved.