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According to public records, the husband of Karen Huger, who calls herself the grand dame of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Potomac, owes a huge sum of back taxes.

Ray Huger, whom Huger has referred to as “the Black Bill Gates,” reportedly owes $1.5 million to the IRS, and his company owes over $3 million.

This news comes after the RHOP season revolved around the question of whether or not the Hugers’ financial situation was everything that it seemed to be. This was especially the case when it came out that they had sold their home for $1.685 million despite the fact that they had listed it for $2.5 million and it had an assessed value of $2.37 million.

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As it turns out, the on-screen speculation actually had basis in reality, as Ray Huger has a $1.468 million lien against him, with his company, Paradigm Solutions, facing a $3.06 million tax lien, according to Montgomery County Circuit Court records.

“It’s a private matter; it’s being addressed,” Huger said in a brief interview Wednesday.