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Colorado Man Pleads Guilty to Failure to Pay Legal Child Support

January 3, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

US Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Lance C. Clemons, age 52, of Telluride, Colorado, appeared before Chief US District Judge Karen E. Schreier on December 29, 2011, and pled guilty to an indictment that charged him with Failure to Pay Legal Child Support. 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.

Clemons was ordered by the District Court of Douglas County, Nebraska, to pay $369 per month for his minor children commencing February 1, 2000. Said support was progressively reduced as each child attained the age of majority. His current support obligation is $273 per month. At the time of indictment, he had not made a child support payment since May 2007, and the total arrearage amount was $42,713.57.

The investigation was conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant US Attorney Thomas J. Wright.

A presentence investigation was ordered, and a sentencing date was set for March 16, 2012. The defendant was released on bond pending sentencing.



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