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'American Chopper' star sued over tax dispute

Paul Teutul Sr. appears in a scene from 'Wild Hogs.' (Touchstone Pictures)

September 22, 2011 12:00:00 AM PDT
Paul Teutul, the star of "American Chopper," and his business, Orange County Choppers, are being sued over a tax dispute with a town in upstate New York.

The Town of Newburgh is seeking about $18,000 of an unpaid "payment in lieu of taxes" on the business' $12.5 million headquarters.

The town said Teutul has defrauded creditors before, but his lawyer reportedly said the accusation is baseless.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.