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Colorado Man Sentenced for Failure to Pay Legal Child Support

December 20, 2010
Contact: Brendan V. Johnson
United States Attorney

US Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Canon City, Colorado, man charged with Failure to Pay Legal Child Support was sentenced on December 20, 2010, by US District Judge Charles B. Kornmann. Michael A. Gross, age 32, was sentenced to 5 years of probation, a $100 special assessment to the Victim Assistance Fund, and child support restitution in the amount of $12,221.50.

Gross was indicted for failing to pay over $12,000 in child support by a federal grand jury on July 7, 2010. At the time of indictment, he had not made a child support payment since June 2007, and his total arrearage amount was $12,491.50. He pled guilty to the charge on September 21, 2010.

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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