Colorado Man Indicted for Failure to Pay Child Support
January 24, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney
United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Colorado Springs, Colorado, man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Pay Child Support.
Gary Hassell, age 47, was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 10, 2012. He appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno on January 23, 2012, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 2 years in custody, a $250,000 fine, or both; 1 year of supervised release; and a $100 Special Assessment. Restitution may also be ordered. The charge is merely an accusation, and Hassell is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.
The investigation is being conducted by the United States Department of Health and Human Services. Assistant United States Attorney Jay Miller is prosecuting the case. Hassell was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not yet been set.
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