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Oklahoma Man Pleads Guilty to Failure to Pay Legal Child Support

February 3, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

US Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Charles A. Strong, age 36, of Tulsa, Oklahoma, appeared before US Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on February 2, 2011, and pled guilty to an indictment that charged him with Failure to Pay Legal Child Support. The maximum penalty upon conviction is two years of imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and child support restitution amount owing at the time of sentencing.

Strong was ordered by the Seventh Judicial Circuit Court, Pennington County, South Dakota, to pay $371 per month for his minor children commencing June 1, 2003. Said support was later amended to $231.02 per month commencing on April 1, 2005. At the time of indictment, Strong had made a child support payment in June 2009, but prior to that date, he had not made a payment since June 2007, and the total arrearage amount was $17,442,20. The investigation was conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant US Attorneys Thomas J. Wright and Robert Mandel.

A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for April 4, 2011. The defendant was released on bond pending sentencing.


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