Actor John Schneider out of jail in alimony dispute

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As we reported, John was given a March deadline to pay up more than $150,000.

The former "Dukes of Hazzard" star was sentenced Monday to three days in jail for failing to pay more than $150,000 in spousal support.

Schneider failed to meet the mid-March deadline set by a judge to pay his estranged wife Elly Castle, who is also known as Elvira Schneider. TMZ notes that he was told by a judge at the time to transfer his property to Elvira if he couldn't make the payments.

Luckily for the 57-year-old actor, who is now known for his role in Smallville, he was released from jail on Tuesday (June 12) after just serving five hours of his sentence due to overcrowding.

Now he'll have to spend three days in a L.A. County jail and complete 240 hours of community service.

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John Schneider and Tom Wopat in Dukes of Hazzard

He played Bo Duke on "The Dukes of Hazzard" from 1979 to 1985.

The actor and singer was booked in to a jail in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday morning.

A Dukes of Hazzard reunion and tour was canceled after Schneider's co-star, Tom Wopat, was arrested for indecent assault and battery in August.

Schneider said he's "disheartened" with the system.

In addition to the canceled tour and his ruined movie studio, Schneider also partially blames Elvira for his financial struggles, saying she withdrew $200,000 from their joint account following their divorce filing. She'd previously requested $31K a month.



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