BELLOWS FALLS MAN SENTENCED FOR FAILURE TO PAY CHILD SUPPORT
The Office of the United States Attorney for the District of Vermont stated today that Lee Godden, 36, of Bellows Falls, Vermont, was sentenced on October 2, 2013, in United States District Court in Brattleboro, Vermont, to serve two-months imprisonment and a one-year term of supervised release following his guilty plea to two counts of failure to pay child support. Senior United States District Judge J. Garvan Murtha also ordered the defendant to pay restitution to his mothers of his two children in the amount of $50,771.00 and $50,131.13, for a total of $100,902.13.
United States Attorney Coffin commended the work of the Office of Inspector General, Department of Health and Human Services in investigating the case. Mr. Godden was represented by Assistant Federal Defender David L. McColgin. The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorney Barbara A. Masterson.