"Monster Garage" reality show host Jesse James has agreed to pay $271,250 (euro210,250) for violating California's air quality laws by selling motorcycles that did not meet the state's strict emissions standards, authorities said.
His Long Beach motorcycle building shop, West Coast Choppers, sold more than 50 new or custom-built motorcycles between 1998 and 2005 that were not certified by the Air Resources Board, the agency said in a statement Friday.
Attempts to reach James for comment were unsuccessful. An employee who answered the phone at West Coast Choppers said the company would have no comment.
As part of a settlement, the shop is building motorcycles that comply with emission standards, the board said.
James is married to actress Sandra Bullock. His Discovery Channel series about customized vehicles aired for five seasons.