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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Colorado Man Indicted For Failure To Pay Child Support

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Denver, Colorado, man charged with Failure to Pay Child Support was sentenced on October 21, 2013, by U.S. District Court Judge Karen E. Schreier. 

Joe S. Romero, age 43, was sentenced to five years of probation, a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund, and child support restitution in the amount of $31,601.69.
         
Romero was indicted for failing to pay his past due child support by a federal grand jury on January 8, 2013, and pled guilty to the charge on August 2, 2013.
         
He was ordered by the District Court of Denver County to pay $200.00 per month for his minor child beginning January 7, 1993.  At the time of indictment, he had not made a child support payment since May of 2011 and had past due child support obligations.. 

This case was investigated the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas J. Wright prosecuted the case. 

The defendant had been in custody for five months prior to sentencing.  Romero was released from federal custody.

Updated June 22, 2015