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Appraiser says Gomez didn’t pay for home valuation

When Republican US Senate nominee Gabriel E. Gomez was seeking a lucrative historical tax deduction for his Cohasset home, he rejected the first appraisal he received because it was too low and then refused to pay the appraiser’s bill, accord­ing to a claim filed this week.

That appraiser, Shaun Fitzgerald, said Gomez hired him in late 2005 to determine the amount he could deduct on his federal tax return in ­exchange for agreeing not to alter the home’s ­facade. But Fitzgerald said Gomez then failed to pay the $1,000 appraiser’s fee.

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