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Minnesota Man Indicted for Failure to Pay Legal Child Support

August 20, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Minnesota man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Pay Legal Child Support.

Martin Zaic, age 60, was indicted by a federal grand jury on February 3, 2009, for failing to pay past due child support that totaled over $10,000. Zaic appeared before United States Magistrate Judge Veronica L. Duffy on August 14, 2012, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is 2 years' imprisonment, a $250,000 fine, and child support restitution amount owing at the time of sentencing. The charge is merely an accusation, and Zaic 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 United States Attorney Heather Thompson is prosecuting the case. Zaic was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshal. A trial date has been set for October 23, 2012.



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