FATHER OF FOUR ADMITS FAILING TO PAY
CHILD SUPPORT FOR NEARLY TWO DECADES
David B. Fein, United States Attorney for the District of Connecticut, announced that WILLIAM ANTHONY ROBSON, also known as Rick Albrecht, 53, pleaded guilty today before United States Magistrate Judge William I. Garfinkel in Bridgeport to one count of failure to pay a legal child support obligation.
According to court documents and statements made in court, ROBSON failed to pay a child support obligation that had been ordered by the State of New York in February 1993 at the time of his divorce. Shortly thereafter, his former spouse moved to Connecticut with her four then minor children. ROBSON, who has resided in New York, California, Arkansas and Florida, made no voluntary child support payments, and only minimal payments have been made through wage garnishments and seized state income tax refunds.
As part of his guilty plea, ROBSON has agreed to pay more than $94,000 in past due child support.
ROBSON is scheduled to be sentenced by United States District Judge Mark R. Kravitz on July 31, 2012, at which time ROBSON faces a maximum term of imprisonment of two years and a fine of up to $250,000.
This case has been investigated by agents of the United States Department of Health and Human Services with the assistance of the Trumbull Police Department; the New York City Human Resources Administration, Department of Social Services, Office of Child Support Services; and the State of Connecticut, Department of Social Services, Bureau of Child Support Enforcement. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Deborah R. Slater.
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