Thursday, August 02, 2007

Justice: Duane 'Dog' Chapman Will Not Be Sent To Mexico


I appears that the long legal fight to prevent Chapman from being sent to a Mexican prison for capturing rapist Andrew Luster may be over ... with the Dog getting his man.

Fox News:

All criminal charges may have been dropped in Mexico against TV bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman, his son and another member of his crew for capturing a convicted American rapist on the lam four years ago, TMZ reported Thursday.

A Mexican federal court had charged Chapman, 53, and the others with deprivation of liberty for seizing Andrew Luster, an heir to the Max Factor cosmetics fortune, in June 2003 in Puerto Vallarta.

Chapman was awaiting a possible extradition to Mexico and a criminal trial there. He faced four years in a Mexican jail if convicted.

The capture of Luster is what made Dog famous, and helped launch his TV show. Bounty hunting is illegal in Mexico, but the Mexican authorities were not taking Luster into custody. Since virtually everyone knew where Luster was in Mexico (he didn't hide) many believe he paid off the Mexican authorities to leave him alone. That is, until Dog dragged his ass across the border after issuing a public promise to do so.


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