‘American Chopper’ Star Sued by Upstate NY Town

by | September 22, 2011 at 9:59 AM | TV News

Paul Teutul Sr.  (Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)

Paul Teutul Sr. (Photo: Andrew H. Walker/Getty Images)


NEWBURGH, N.Y. – Reality TV star Paul Teutul Sr. and his business Orange County Choppers are being sued over a tax dispute with the upstate New York town where they’re headquartered.

The Town of Newburgh is seeking about $18,000 of an unpaid “payment in lieu of taxes” on Orange County Choppers’ $12.5 million headquarters. The town accuses the star of “American Chopper” of a “long-standing pattern and practice of defrauding creditors.”

A lawyer for Teutel tells the Times Herald-Record of Middletown (http://bit.ly/qM23Xg) that the accusation is baseless. He says they intend to pay the town.

Orange County Choppers Realty received a tax break on the building to pay a set annual sum for public services. The suit says the corporation failed to pay the fee due Jan. 1.

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