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Conan O'Brien pays back taxes, avoids home auction

WESTERLY, R.I. (AP) -- A home owned by talk show host Conan O'Brien has been removed from a Rhode Island auction after he paid some back taxes on the property.

Town officials tell The Westerly Sun that O'Brien paid his $8,000 bill on Friday morning.

The property near the Westerly shore is valued at about $723,000. It was among several the town planned to auction Tuesday to settle delinquent tax bills.

O'Brien publicist Drew Shane issued a statement saying O'Brien had been unaware he owed back taxes. He blamed the problem on a clerical error that prevented the bill from reaching O'Brien's accountant in Los Angeles.

The 51-year-old O'Brien grew up in neighboring Massachusetts and graduated from Harvard.

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ngagnon558 June 23 2014 at 9:43 AM

he didnt know he owed back taxes...
and John Kerry didnt know it was illegal to register his Yacht in Rhode Island to avoid Massachusetts taxes....
and Obama doesnt know anything unless he sees it on TV...
yup there's the Libs for ya

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JohnnyT June 23 2014 at 9:44 AM

Conan O'Brien is not a funny man.

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suzanneg444 June 23 2014 at 9:24 AM

Truth be known...he's spent all his money on hair gel....he's broke!

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bonakoski June 23 2014 at 9:39 AM

Who really cares?

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dgolferman June 23 2014 at 10:35 AM

One of the downsides to being rich and famous is that anytime anything like this happens you can be certain that a bunch of jealous idiots with nothing better to do will sit around and armchair analyze the situation with only a tiny fraction of the pertinent information given in a news blip. Here's an idea for you dimwits. Actually research something fully and then take a shot at actually making an educated comment. Until you do this all your doing is making idiotic noise.

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dashdzl June 23 2014 at 9:29 AM

I can't figure how something so important would be over sighted even without getting a bill. Guess that's what happens when you have other people hired to not take care of things.

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ssmocpma June 23 2014 at 9:54 AM

Nice cover up !!!!! I just love his Donald Trump hair !!!!! I hate his show

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dtedla ssmocpma June 23 2014 at 1:22 PM

shill out my friend, this is fact , their are millons of people love to wacht the Conan show.you don,t make difference.

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jelun ssmocpma June 23 2014 at 4:50 PM

I have never watched Donald Trump's show. What is it about?

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laflammewl jelun June 23 2014 at 4:59 PM

Stop watching Faux news exclusively.

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mivogo jelun June 23 2014 at 5:26 PM

It's about an arrogant moron who calls himself "The Donald."

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deegan June 23 2014 at 11:26 AM

I get a kick out of the right wing losers who are so jealous they show their limited intelligence by posting hate messages. Perhaps if they worked as hard and as much as they hated the other 50% of humanity they would be more successful.

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Chucky June 23 2014 at 9:35 AM

is this a photo of Conan aged to be 100?

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mivogo June 23 2014 at 4:47 PM

This is a story about Conan O'Brien, for Christ's sakes! Do these lunatics just sit at their computers all day waiting for a chance to scream "Obama!"? Miami Heat loses NBA crown. Damn Obama! It's raining today. Damn Obama!
What a bunch of pathetic nitwits. Take your meds!

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filliperogers mivogo June 23 2014 at 5:45 PM

It used to be Bushes fault, now its Obamas fault........ I see a pattern here, hmmm.......It's actually Conans fault for the tax bill is in his name.And when the boomers finally all die off, there offspring will be blaming the boomers for the bankrupt craphole this country is going down.

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