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Minnesota Man Indicted for Failure to Pay Legal Child Support

June 11, 2012
Contact: Mark E. Salter
Assistant United States Attorney

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

Scott A. Mork, age 46, was indicted by a federal grand jury on April 4, 2012, for failing to pay over $19,000 in past due child support. At the time of indictment, he had not made a payment since July 2011. He appeared before US Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on June 7, 2012, and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is two years' imprisonment, a $250,000.00 fine, and child support restitution amount owing at the time of sentencing. The charge is merely an accusation, and Mork 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 US Attorney Thomas J. Wright is prosecuting the case. Mork was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not yet been set.



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