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August 3, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A Mexican judge has ruled that the statute of limitations has expired on a criminal case against bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman, but state prosecutors appealed, officials said. Prosecutors will continue seeking Chapman's extradition despite the July 27 ruling, said a Jalisco official. Chapman was arrested in September by U.S. authorities on a Mexican warrant over his 2003 capture in Puerto Vallarta of fugitive convicted rapist and Max Factor heir Andrew Luster.
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August 3, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
A Mexican judge has ruled that the statute of limitations has expired on a criminal case against bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman, but state prosecutors appealed, officials said. Prosecutors will continue seeking Chapman's extradition despite the July 27 ruling, said a Jalisco official. Chapman was arrested in September by U.S. authorities on a Mexican warrant over his 2003 capture in Puerto Vallarta of fugitive convicted rapist and Max Factor heir Andrew Luster.
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July 8, 2003 | Tracy Wilson and Daniel Hernandez, Times Staff Writers
Duane "Dog" Chapman, the bounty hunter who captured fugitive rapist Andrew Luster, sought a portion of Luster's $1-million cash bail Monday even as officials in Mexico said he was in danger of being labeled a fugitive himself. In Ventura, Chapman asked a Ventura County judge to award him at least some of the money to cover the costs he incurred in nabbing Luster.
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September 15, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Television reality show star Duane "Dog" Chapman and two co-stars were arrested Thursday on charges of illegal detention and conspiracy in connection with their capture of a fugitive in Mexico in 2003. Chapman, his brother Timothy and son Leland did not resist arrest, said Mark Hanohano, U.S. marshal for the district of Hawaii. Mona K. Wood, a publicist for the star of the cable series "Dog The Bounty Hunter," said Chapman would be vindicated.
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July 12, 2003 | Daniel Hernandez, Times Staff Writer
Bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman said this week that he would not return to Mexico to complete a trial stemming from his capture of fugitive rapist Andrew Luster, claiming that he was mistreated while in custody. Authorities in Mexico declared Chapman a fugitive this week after he failed to appear in a Jalisco state court as ordered by a judge.
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September 15, 2006 | From the Associated Press
Television reality show star Duane "Dog" Chapman and two co-stars were arrested Thursday on charges of illegal detention and conspiracy in connection with their capture of a fugitive in Mexico in 2003. Chapman, his brother Timothy and son Leland did not resist arrest, said Mark Hanohano, U.S. marshal for the district of Hawaii. Mona K. Wood, a publicist for the star of the cable series "Dog The Bounty Hunter," said Chapman would be vindicated.
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July 4, 2003 | Steve Harvey
Mystery novelist John Morgan Wilson believes it's no coincidence that no sooner had bounty hunter Duane Lee "Dog" Chapman won his freedom from Mexico than the U.S. government announced a $25-million reward for the capture of Saddam Hussein. Dog! Fetch! To live and drive: "Making a left turn in L.A. is one of the harder things you'll learn in life," a character says in the 1991 movie "Grand Canyon." But what about in Vancouver, B.C.?
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June 24, 2003 | Tracy Wilson, Jenifer Ragland and Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writers
U.S. authorities are working to obtain a 13-page spiral notebook reportedly found in the Puerto Vallarta hotel room of convicted rapist Andrew Luster, saying it could contain key evidence for an ongoing investigation into who may have aided in his escape.
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July 3, 2003 | Tracy Wilson, Times Staff Writer
Convicted rapist Andrew Luster may be back in custody, but he still has no right to appeal guilty verdicts because he flouted the law by fleeing his trial and hiding in a foreign country, a state appellate court ruled Wednesday. Meanwhile, the bounty hunter who captured Luster and is now awaiting trial in Mexico on charges that he unlawfully detained the rapist returned to the United States and told reporters Wednesday he does not believe he broke any laws.
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June 21, 2003 | Anna Gorman, Times Staff Writer
Bounty hunter Duane Lee "Dog" Chapman and four associates were charged Friday with criminal association and illegal deprivation of liberty for their raucous street capture of fugitive rapist Andrew Luster here this week. Chapman, 50, and his crew, who had been facing possible kidnapping charges, each posted $1,500 bail but were detained by immigration officials Friday evening.
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July 12, 2003 | Daniel Hernandez, Times Staff Writer
Bounty hunter Duane "Dog" Chapman said this week that he would not return to Mexico to complete a trial stemming from his capture of fugitive rapist Andrew Luster, claiming that he was mistreated while in custody. Authorities in Mexico declared Chapman a fugitive this week after he failed to appear in a Jalisco state court as ordered by a judge.
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July 8, 2003 | Tracy Wilson and Daniel Hernandez, Times Staff Writers
Duane "Dog" Chapman, the bounty hunter who captured fugitive rapist Andrew Luster, sought a portion of Luster's $1-million cash bail Monday even as officials in Mexico said he was in danger of being labeled a fugitive himself. In Ventura, Chapman asked a Ventura County judge to award him at least some of the money to cover the costs he incurred in nabbing Luster.
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June 26, 2003 | Daniel Hernandez and Megan Garvey, Times Staff Writers
Duane Lee "Dog" Chapman -- a hero to some in the United States for being the can-do bounty hunter who beat the FBI to fugitive rapist Andrew Luster -- faces a judge here today on charges that could send him to prison for more than four years. In the court of Mexican opinion, the actions of Chapman and four associates charged alongside the self-proclaimed "world's best" at his job are seen as violations of national sovereignty.
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June 22, 2003 | Jennifer Mena and Megan Garvey, Times Staff Writers
Andrew Luster was a familiar face in this tiny fishing village in the months after he fled the United States, surfing the pristine beaches by day, partying at restaurants at night. He went by the alias David Carrera but lived in the open. He spoke fluent Spanish, made friends among the locals and was known here and at neighboring beach towns as a generous tipper with a taste for the good life. But this socializing would prove his undoing. He spent part of April partying with two U.S.
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