The Latest: Bounty hunter stars dispute owing Hawaii $35K


HONOLULU (AP) — The Latest on Hawaii suing “Dog the Bounty Hunter” for $35,000 (all times local):

5:30 p.m.

Duane “Dog” Chapman and his wife Beth are disputing allegations that their bail bonds business owes Hawaii $35,000.

The Chapmans say in a statement they apprehended most of the fugitives who jumped bail on their reality TV show “Dog the Bounty Hunter.”

They say that makes Hawaii’s allegations of forfeitures “null and void.”

State Attorney General Doug Chin on Wednesday sued Da Kine Bail Bonds for money it promised to pay when the company’s client’s skipped court.

The A&E series “Dog the Bounty Hunter” was canceled in 2012. The couple later started “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt” which aired on Country Music Television.

The Chapmans say they haven’t been yet been served with the lawsuit.

A spokesman for Chin declined to comment on the Chapmans’ statement.

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5 p.m.

Hawaii’s attorney general says “Dog the Bounty Hunter” reality TV star Duane “Dog” Chapman’s bail bonds business owes the state $35,000.

Attorney General Doug Chin says Wednesday his office is suing Da Kine Bail Bonds for money it promised to pay when the company’s clients skipped court.

Chapman’s publicist says she’s working on releasing a statement on his behalf.

The state’s lawsuit also names Safety National Casualty Corporation as a defendant. According to the state, the company is the surety obligated to pay if Da Kine defaults. Company officials didn’t immediately return an after-hours phone message seeking comment.

A&E series “Dog the Bounty Hunter” was canceled in 2012. Chapman and his wife later started “Dog and Beth: On the Hunt” which aired on Country Music Television.

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