04/03/2012 11:10 am ET Updated Jun 03, 2012

Jenny Sanford, Former South Carolina First Lady, Contests Unleashed Dog Fine

Jenny Sanford's divorce from former S.C. Gov. Mark Sanford was settled in court more than two years ago, but now it's another male in her household that's causing her legal headaches.

South Carolina's former first lady heads to court today on Sullivan's Island to dispute a $1,040 fine for allowing her dog, Julius, to roam free.

Jenny Sanford doesn't dispute whether her 8-year-old labrador is guilty, but she does question the amount of the fine.

"He is guilty. The dog wandered, and I know it is against the rules. ''m not knocking the police." Sanford told the Post and Courier. "But isn't this being a bit over the top?"

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