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Man Indicted for Failure to Pay Legal Child Support

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
December 1, 2011
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney
605-357-2360

US Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Kailua Kona, Hawaii, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Pay Legal Child Support.

Thomas T. Sanders, age 35, was indicted by a federal grand jury on December 8, 2010, for failing to pay over $20,000 in past due child support. Sanders appeared before US Magistrate Judge John E. Simko on November 29, 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 he 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. Sanders was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has been set for January 31, 2012.

 

 

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