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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Thursday, December 5, 2013

Man Pleads Guilty to Non Payment of Child Support Obligation

 

        BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr., announced today that Jonathan Dale, 61, formerly of Clarence, N.Y., pleaded guilty to failure to pay child support before Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder. The charge carries a maximum sentence of six months in prison, a $5,000 fine, or both.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie P. Grisanti and Maura O’Donnell, who are handling the case, stated that from May of 1999 and continuing through to the present, Dale has failed to pay court ordered child support obligations and arrears totaling approximately $90,000.

            The conviction is the result of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Thomas O’Donnell.

Sentencing is scheduled for March 5, 2014, at 10:00 a.m. before Judge Schroeder.