'Cajun Pawn Stars' lose appeal, must pay city for attorneys' fees

File photo of Jimmie DeRamus. (Source: KALB)

ALEXANDRIA, La. (KALB) - The family behind the cancelled reality show, 'Cajun Pawn Stars,' has lost an appeal and must pay attorneys' fees to the City of Alexandria.

The appeal was filed by the DeRamus family following a 2014 incident at Silver Dollar Pawn Shop. The family fought an attempt by the Alexandria Police Department to search serial numbers on power tools that were stolen. Johnnie DeRamus was arrested for interfering.

Back in May, a judge ruled that the family must pay more than $120,000 worth of fees and costs to the city, Alexandria Police Department, and Rapides Parish District Attorney's Office.

On Monday, the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the decision that the family must pay the money to the city and parish.

In the opinion, the three-judge panel wrote, "A review of the record reveals that the DeRamuses’ claims against all Defendant-Appellees were frivolous, unreasonable, or groundless, and therefore the district court did not abuse its discretion in awarding attorney’s fees."

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