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Tennessee Resident Sentenced for Failure to Pay Legal Child Support

April 19, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

US Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Knoxville, Tennessee, man charged with Failure to Pay Legal Child Support was sentenced on April 16, 2012, by US District Judge Charles B. Kornmann. Brian R. Nolbert, age 32, was sentenced to 18 months in prison, a special assessment of $100 to the Victim Assistance Fund, and child support restitution in the amount of $16,629.22.

Nolbert was indicted for failing to pay over $16,000 by a federal grand jury on August 9, 2011. He was ordered by the Fifth Judicial Circuit Court, Brown County, South Dakota, to pay $100 per month for his minor child, commencing March 1, 2006. At the time of indictment, he had not made a child support payment since August 2009, and the total arrearage amount was $16,649.22. He pleaded guilty April 16, 2012.

This case was investigated the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General. Assistant US Attorney Thomas J. Wright prosecuted the case.

Nolbert was immediately turned over to the custody of the US Marshal.



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