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Bronx Woman Busted After Marrying 10 Husbands Within 11 Years, DA Says

By Eddie Small | April 9, 2015 4:11pm
 Liana Barrientos is accused of marrying 10 different people without divorcing any of them.
Liana Barrientos is accused of marrying 10 different people without divorcing any of them.
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CONCOURSE — A woman was busted for marrying 10 men within 11 years, all in the state of New York, officials said.

Liana Barrientos, 38, crisscrossed the counties from Eastchester to White Plains, racking up spouses until finally pressing her luck in the Bronx, where an eagle-eyed marriage clerk put a halt to her polygamous ways, according to the Bronx District Attorney's office.

Barrientos got her start in Eastchester, where she married her first husband on Nov. 5 1999, prosecutors say. She then went on to marry two more men — one in Rye and the other in Yonkers — in 2001.

She tacked on six more husbands within a six month period in 2002 — saying "I do" in Hempstead, Ramapo, Huntington, Greenburgh, Mamaroneck and White Plains — according to her criminal complaint.

But not until her most recent union on March 4, 2010 in The Bronx, where she signed her tenth marriage license, did a clerk notice that she was fibbing when she checked the box stating that it was her first and only marriage, prosecutors said.

Barrientos used her real name, social security number, date of birth and other identifying information in all of her earlier marriages, prosecutors said.

She's facing a charge of offering a false instrument for filing, and is due back in court on April 10. Her lawyer could not immediately be reached for comment.

It wasn't immediately clear whether she was compensated in any way for her marriages.

Editor's note: Due to incorrect information from the Bronx District Attorney's Office, the story stated that none of Barrientos' marriages ended in divorce.