News and Press Releases

California Woman Sentenced for Failing to Pay Child Support

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 3, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney
605-357-2360

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an El Cajon, California, woman pled guilty to the charge of Failure to Pay Legal Child Support and was sentenced on December 29, 2011, by United States District Judge Jeffrey L. Viken. Karla R. Atkins, a/k/a Karla R. Hanson, age 47, was sentenced to 5 years' probation, a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund, and child support restitution in the amount of $34,368.17.

In March 1997, Atkins was ordered by the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court, Lawrence County, South Dakota, to pay $287 per month for her minor children. The support order was subsequently modified to $216 per month. By the time of her sentencing, the total arrearage amount was $34,368.17.

This case was investigated by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General. Assistant United States Attorney Eric Kelderman prosecuted the case.

 

 

 

Return to Top

U.S. Attorney
Brendan V. Johnson
Announces


Picture of a Hand
2012 Annual Report

Stay Connected: Visit us on Twitter
The Office of U.S. Attorney
Brendan V. Johnson
presents
 
Community Prosecution Strategy

South Dakota Community Prosecution Strategy

Law Enforcement Coordinating Committee

Training and seminars for
Federal, State, and Local
Law Enforcement Agencies.

Justice 101