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Colorado man sentenced for failure to pay child support

February 4, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford
605-343-2913 ext. 2101

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Gary Hassell, age 48, of Colorado Springs, Colorado appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge Mark A. Moreno and pled guilty to a Superseding Information that charged him with Failure to Pay Child Support Obligations. Hassell was convicted of that offense and sentenced on February 1, 2013 to probation. He is also to repay the outstanding child support in the amount of $18,452.63.

Hassell was indicted for Failure to Pay Legal Child Support by a federal grand jury on January 10, 2012. The charges stem from an incident occurring from on or about April 1, 1999, and continuing to the present. Hassell, while residing in a different state than his minor child, willfully and unlawfully failed to pay a past due child support obligation, as ordered by the Sixth Judicial Circuit, Lyman County, South Dakota. As of August 31, 2011, Hassell had an outstanding child support obligation in the amount of $18, 452.63.

The investigation was conducted by the Office of the Inspector General and Assistant U.S. Attorney Kathryn N. Rich prosecuted the case.



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