Bronx woman married 10 times without divorce facing charges

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Thursday, April 9, 2015
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BRONX -- A Bronx woman is facing felony charges after authorities say she got married 10 times without a divorce in an apparent marriage scam.

Liana Barrientos, 39, is set to be arraigned on Friday.

Police believe she was marrying men to get them into the country and apparently wed nine times between 1999 and 2002, never bothering to change her name.

Barrientos allegedly has marriages in the Bronx, Westchester County and Long Island.

The current charges are related to her 10th marriage.

She was arrested in November, but it wasn't her first brush with the law.

In 2010, she was charged with offering a false instrument for filing after a detective reportedly caught her lying about her marital status, saying she was single when she was maintaining nine husbands.

Authorities say she is again facing charges of filing a false instrument.