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

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, May 17, 2013

Iowa Man Sentenced For Failure To Pay Child Support

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Radcliffe, Iowa man charged with Failure to Pay Legal Child Support was sentenced on May 13, 2013 by U.S. District Judge Karen E. Schreier.

Leroy R. Boster, age 36, was sentenced to six months’ home confinement, 5 years of probation, a $100.00 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund, and child support restitution in the amount of $36,479.24.

Boster was indicted on two counts of failing to pay past due child support by a federal grand jury on June 8, 2011. He was ordered by the Third Judicial Circuit Court, Beadle County, to pay $150.00 per month to a custodial parent for his minor child, commencing April 1, 2000. The support amount was subsequently modified to $156.00 per month commencing January 1, 2007. At the time of indictment, he had not made a child support payment since December of 2009, and the total arrearage amount owed to that custodial parent was $18,423.94.

In addition, he was ordered by the Second Judicial Circuit Court, Minnehaha County, to pay $141.00 per month to another custodial parent for his minor child, commencing January 1, 1997. The same order entered a judgment in the amount of $1,569.00 for past due support and DNA tests. At the time of indictment, he had not made a child support payment since December of 2009, and the total arrearage amount owed to that custodial parent was $15,274.64. He pled guilty to the charge on May 13, 2013.

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.

Updated June 22, 2015