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Conan O'Brien Pays Back Taxes, Avoids Home Auction

Updated: 06/23/2014 11:30 AM
Created: 06/23/2014 10:30 AM KSTP.com

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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A home owned by O'Brien has been removed from a Rhode Island auction after he paid some back taxes on the property.
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