United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that an Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota, woman charged with Failure to Pay Legal Child Support pled guilty and was sentenced on July 15, 2013, by U.S. District Court Judge Karen E. Schreier.
Allison R. Konstanz, age 35, was sentenced to five years of probation, a $100.00 special assessment to the Federal Crime Victims Fund, and child support restitution in the amount of $39,033.55.
Konstanz was indicted by a federal grand jury on January 8, 2013, for failing to pay over $39,428.00 in past due child support. She was ordered by the First Judicial Circuit Court, Bon Homme County, South Dakota, to pay $459.07 per month for her minor child, commencing April 1, 2001. At the time of indictment, she had not made a child support payment since February of 2011, and the total arrearage amount was $39,428.34.
This case was investigated the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General. Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas J. Wright prosecuted the case.
The defendant was released from custody.