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Warwick claims she owes nearly $10M in back taxes

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NEWARK, N.J. -- Singer Dionne Warwick claims in a recent bankruptcy filing that she owes nearly $10 million in back taxes and her monthly expenses exceed $20,000.

The South Orange resident and singer of classics such as Walk On By, I Say a Little Prayer and Do You Know the Way to San Jose filed a Chapter 7 petition in U.S. bankruptcy court in New Jersey last Thursday.

In the filing, the 72-year-old Warwick listed liabilities that include nearly $7 million owed to the Internal Revenue Service for the years 1991 to 1999 and more than $3 million in business taxes owed to the state of California.

Warwick's publicist said that the singer was victimized by bad financial management in the 1990s.

-- The Associated Press

Republished from the Winnipeg Free Press print edition March 27, 2013 D2

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