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

Friday, April 19, 2013

Minnesota Man Pleads Guilty To Failure To Pay Child Support

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Larry T. Davis, age 38, of Marshall, Minnesota appeared before U.S. Magistrate John E. Simko on April 12, 2013 and pled guilty to Information that charged him with Failure to Pay Legal Child Support. The maximum penalty upon conviction is six months' imprisonment; a $5,000.00 fine; a $10.00 assessment fee; and child support restitution amount owing at the time of sentencing.

On or about January 1, 2010, a past due child support obligation was imposed on Davis by the Third Judicial Circuit Court, Brookings County, South Dakota for the benefit of his minor child. The obligation went unpaid for more than one year and was in an amount greater than $5,000. At that time, the defendant was residing in Minnesota while his minor child resided in South Dakota. From that date and continuing to the present, Davis has willfully and unlawfully failed to pay this past due child support obligation.

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

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for May 3, 2013. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.

Updated June 22, 2015