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Sheriff's office seizes 'Dukes of Hazzard' star's sprawling Livingston Parish property

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LIVINGSTON PARISH -Not too long after 'Dukes of Hazzard' star John Schneider had his Livingston Parish property seized the actor released a statement explaining the situation.

Schneider said in a Facebook video that he is the only person to blame for the seizure of his property.

"This is not the Sheriff's doing this is my doing," said Schneider.

He then went on to explain the difficulties of owning a business including working through the 2016 flood which he said created an "uphill battle" for John Schneider Studios.

The actor went on tell fans this all happened because he had a dream, a dream to share his story with the world. Schneider said he is not going to give up and will continue to push through as he always does.

The star said he is not asking fans for money, but instead they can, "dream right alongside us" by purchasing things on the John Schneider Studios website.

Law enforcement officials seized an extensive piece of land belonging Schneider in Livingston Parish and plan to put it up for sale later this month.

According to court documents obtained by WBRZ Investigative Unit Thursday, the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office took over the property totaling more than 50 acres. The property includes Schneider's home, office, cars, sound stages, and more. It will go up for sale after Jan. 16.

The sheriff's office says the seizure of sale is due to a bank foreclosure for "failure to pay" the mortgage.

Schneider was in and out of jail in June over an alimony dispute. The actor told Fox News in 2018 that he cannot afford the payments to his estranged wife Elvira "Elly" Schneider.

Additionally, the studio was one of numerous properties to take significant flood damage in August 2016

He was most recently featured on the latest season of 'Dancing with the Stars'.


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