Conan O’Brien’s home removed from Rhode Island auction after he paid $8,000 in back taxes

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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 told The Westerly Sun that O’Brien paid his $8,000 bill on Friday morning.

Conan O’Brien. — Photo by The Associated Press

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 neighbouring Massachusetts and graduated from Harvard.

Organizations: Harvard

Geographic location: Rhode Island, Westerly, Massachusetts

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