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

Friday, July 19, 2013

Florida Man Indicted For Failure To Pay Child Support

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a West Palm Beach, Florida, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Pay Child Support.

Chadwick T. Chapman, age 26, was indicted by a federal grand jury on June 4, 2013, for failing to pay over $12,898 in past due child support.  He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on July 16, 2013, and pled not guilty to the indictment. 

The maximum penalty upon conviction is two years' imprisonment; a $250,000 fine, one year supervised release, one additional year upon revocation, a $100 assessment fee to the Federal Crime Victim’s Fund, and child support restitution amount owing at the time of sentencing. 

The charge is merely an accusation and Chapman is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty. 

The investigation is being conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General.  Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas J. Wright is prosecuting the case. 

Chapman was released on bond pending trial.   A trial date has been set for September 24, 2013. 

Updated June 22, 2015