Congressmen Lobby Against “Dog” the Bounty Hunter Extradition

Members of Congress are getting involved in the fight to stop extradition of bounty hunter Duane “Dog” Chapman to Mexico, where he would face criminal charges for catching a fugitive rapist there three years ago. Bounty hunting is illegal in Mexico.

From The Washington Times —

Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has been asked by 29 members of Congress to deny an extradition request by the Mexican government for Duane “Dog” Chapman, the Honolulu-based bounty hunter who faces charges there for his capture of a fugitive convicted rapist three years ago.

“Just days before the Mexican statute of limitations on prosecuting Chapman were set to expire, it seems the State Department is proceeding with efforts to extradite Mr. Chapman back to Mexico to face criminal prosecution,” the House members said.

“It makes no sense. It seems that Mexican authorities are pressing this case only because they are so stung by the embarrassment of failing where Mr. Chapman succeeded,” they said.

Source: Lawmakers urge denial to Mexico of bounty hunter