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Wells Fargo lien raises questions

A tax lien filed against Wells Fargo Bank at the Suffolk County Registry of Deeds is causing concern and confusion among Massachusetts real estate professionals worried about how the legal claim could affect the sale of foreclosed homes.

At issue is a “notice of lien” filed by the state Department of Unemployment Assistance in late October, claiming Wells Fargo is a “delinquent employer” and owes the state more than $70,000 for unpaid contributions and interest to the state unemployment insurance fund.

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