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Tennessee Man Sentenced for Failure to Pay Legal Child Support

July 25, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

US Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Clarksville, Tennessee, man charged with Failure to Pay Legal Child Support was sentenced on July 25, 2011, by US District Judge Charles B. Kornmann.

Scott A. Winter, age 46, was sentenced to 16 months of imprisonment, one year of supervised release, a special assessment of $100 to the Victim Assistance Fund, and child support restitution in the amount of $9,999.

Winter was indicted for failing to pay over $12,845 by a federal grand jury on November 3, 2009. He was ordered by the Fifth Judicial Circuit Court, Brown County, South Dakota, to pay $154 per month for his minor children, commencing May 1, 1991. Said support was later modified to $169 per month and modified again to $350 per month. At the time of indictment, Winter had not made a child support payment since May of 2005, and the total arrearage amount was $12,845.70. He pled guilty to the charge on April 26, 2011.

This case was investigated the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General. Assistant US Attorney Thomas J. Wright prosecuted the case.

Scott A. Winter was immediately turned over to the custody of the US Marshal.



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