Alleged Serial Bride Jilts Court Hearing

Arrest warrant issued for Liana Barrientos
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 19, 2015 12:22 AM CDT
Cops Seek Serial Bride After Court No-Show
Liana Barrientos arrives at Bronx Supreme Court for her arraignment April 10, 2015, in New York.   (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Liana Barrientos showed up for 10 marriages in the space of 11 years, prosecutors say, but she didn't show up for her date with a judge in Bronx Supreme Court yesterday. She was charged with fraud last month over the multiple marriages, and a warrant for her arrest was issued after she skipped yesterday's hearing, reports the New York Daily News. Court papers state that the 39-year-old is still married to at least four men, whom she allegedly married as part of an immigration scam, reports CBS New York, which labels her a "runaway bride" after yesterday's no-show.

Barrientos never filed for divorce from any of the men, who came from various countries, including Egypt, Turkey, Mali, and Pakistan, although some of them sought divorces after applying for US residency, reports NBC New York. Immediately after her last hearing, she was charged with subway fare evasion, CBS notes. Her whereabouts are currently unknown—though if cops are going to look for her under an alias, they might want to start with Mrs. Gerbil, Mrs. Allam, Mrs. Rahman, Mrs. Koridze, Mrs. Goktepe, Mrs. Paharelau, Mrs. Dzneladze, Mrs. Rajput, Mrs. Khorbaladze, or Mrs. Keita. (More Bronx stories.)

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