DOG the Bounty Hunter has been hit with over $1.6 million in federal and state tax liens after his failed search for late fugitive Brian Laundrie.
The U.S. Sun has exclusively confirmed that the reality star and bounty hunter, whose real name is Duane Chapman, owes millions in unpaid taxes with debts stretching from Colorado to Hawaii.
4Dog the Bounty Hunter aka Duane Chapman owes $1.6 million in federal and state taxesCredit: Social Media – Refer to source4The former reality star previously garnered nationwide attention when he searched for fugitive Brian LaundrieCredit: John Chapple – Commissioned by The Sun US digital editionDog’s state liens in Hawaii pertain to his “individual income” from 2019 and 2014, according to documents filed with the Department of Taxation.
His lien in the Aloha state is for a total of $72,229.
Meanwhile, Dog’s open federal liens in Colorado span the years 2014 through 2020 and are spread across two counties.
In Douglas county, Dog, 69, owes federal taxes for 2014 through 2019, with one lien totaling $799,975, according to records with the Clerk and Recorder’s office.
A second lien was also filed in Douglas for the year 2020 for the amount of $20,147.
In Jefferson County, Colorado, the Clerk and Recorder’s office confirmed that the former TV star has another open federal tax lien for tax years from 2014 to 2019 totaling $800,087.
Dog gave The U.S. Sun an exclusive statement regarding his tax situation.
“I’ve been working diligently to satisfy these outstanding debts and look forward to putting this behind us,” the famed bounty hunter said.
DOG SELLS HIS HOME
Earlier this week, Dog sold the Colorado mansion he purchased back in 2009 with his late wife Beth Chapman for $1.59 million, according to the New York Post.
The home was featured in his self-titled A&E series.
Dog and his new wife, Francie Frane, have since moved to Florida full-time, according to reports.
The former reality star hasn’t starred on TV full time in several years.
DOG HUNTS A FUGITIVE
Last year, Dog jumped into the search for fugitive Brian Laundrie.
Brian was on the run for the alleged murder of his girlfriend Gabby Petito.
Dog had joined the hunt, but called off his investigation after the FBI found Brian’s items, and subsequently his remains.
Brian’s skeletal remains were found in Florida’s Myakkahatchee Creek Park on October 20, just over one month after Gabby was found strangled to death at a campsite in Wyoming.
The remains, which were described as a partial skull and bones, were sent to a forensic pathologist for further investigation several weeks ago after an initial autopsy came back inconclusive.
Gabby’s fiance was reported missing by his parents after Florida police named him a “person of interest” in her disappearance.
It’s currently unclear where the gun Brian used to kill himself came from, and whether or not investigators know where it is.
The 22-year-old influencer was found dead in Wyoming on September 18, 2021.
4Brian Laundrie was accused of murdering his girlfriend Gabby PetitoCredit: EPA4Dog spent time in Florida last year looking for Brian before his body was foundCredit: Fox News
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