Damn. How long ago was Space Cases? Weird that the IRS waited this long to ask for money.
Well, they'd asked before. He'd stopped payment. Im thinking he'd just started ignoring their letters and they finally said fuck it. Send it all. And the other thing is I think his ex would be on the hook for this as well.
Yeah, I think he probably stopped sending payments out of an irrational resentment of his wife. Kind of a "oh fuck this, she took the money, go harass her for it!" And of course, the IRS doesn't give a fuck, the check was made out to him, ergo it's his responsibility. He fucked himself over with a moment of childishness.