Fantasa to Lose House?


Jan. 7 2009, Published 6:33 a.m. ET

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Singer Fantasia Barrino could ose her house in a debtor's auction next Monday, but officials tell the New York Post that she's ignoring the threat.

The American Idol winner owes a credit company $65,000 she used for back taxes in 2006. She made a payment on the loan in August 2007 in the amount of $10,000, but hasn't made any others since. The company won the right to auction her North Carolina home, worth $1.3 million, for the remainder of the payment.

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Mecklenburg County sheriff's deputies, where the hosue is located, have reportedly attempted to contact Fantasia a dozen times, on the phone and by going to her house personally, with no response.

"We try very hard and give the defendant every opportunity to pay,"  Sgt. J.W. England, a supervisor of civil judgments tells the paper. "We try very hard and give the defendant every opportunity to pay,"

Fantasia Barrino

Fantasia's lawyer is staying mum, as well. "It's my practice not to talk about client matters," attorney Gary Greenberg says.


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