Wisconsin Man Indicted for Failure to Pay Legal Child Support
Assistant United States Attorney
US Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Watertown, Wisconsin, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Pay Legal Child Support.
Christopher M. Mayhugh, age 35, was indicted by a federal grand jury on May 4, 2010, for failing to pay over $21,000 in past due child support. He appeared before US Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on April 4, 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 Mayhugh 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 Attorney Thomas J. Wright is prosecuting the case. Christopher M. Mayhugh was remanded to the custody of the US Marshal. A trial date has not yet been set.