United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that David E. Cox, age 47, of Post Falls, Idaho, was found guilty by a federal jury in Rapid City, South Dakota, of 3 counts of Failure to Pay Legal Child Support.
A sentencing date was set for Thursday, January 23, 2014.
The charge carries a maximum penalty of 2 years in custody and/or a $250,000 fine, 1 year of supervised release, a $100 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund, and child support restitution amount owing at the time of sentencing.
Cox was previously ordered by the Eighth Judicial Circuit, Lawrence County, South Dakota, to pay child support for his minor children in three separate cases. At trial, it was revealed that Cox owes approximately $61,000 in past due child support obligations.
This case was investigated by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General. Assistant U.S. Attorney Eric Kelderman prosecuted the case.