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Montana Man Sentenced for Failure to Pay Legal Child Support

January 8, 2013
Contact: Ace Crawford
605-343-2913 ext. 2101

US Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Browning, Montana, man charged with Failure to Pay Legal Child Support was sentenced on January 3, 2013, by US District Judge Charles B. Kornmann. Timothy L. Black Weasel, age 28, was sentenced to 3 years of unsupervised probation, a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund, and child support restitution in the amount of $15,718.21.

Black Weasel was indicted for failing to pay over $18,000 in past due child support by a federal grand jury on April 4, 2012. He was ordered by the Rosebud Sioux Tribal Court to pay $200 per month for his minor child commencing May 1, 2004. Said support was subsequently modified to $391 commencing July 1, 2008. At the time of indictment, he had not made a child support payment since November of 2010, and the total arrearage amount was $18,516.65. Black Weasel pled guilty to the charge on January 3, 2013.

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



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