US Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Staten Island, New York, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Pay Legal Child Support.
Tiokasin K. Veaux, aka Kirby Veaux, aka, Tiokasin K. Ghost Horse, age 55, was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 4, 2011, for failing to pay over $30,000 in past due child support. He appeared before US Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on February 8, 2011, and pled not guilty to the indictment. 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. The charge is merely an accusation, and Veaux is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General. Assistant US Attorneys Thomas J. Wright and Mark Vargo are prosecuting the case. Defendant was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has been set for April 19, 2011.