Contact: Michael J. Conley
Assistant United States Attorney
Tel: (207) 780-3257
Portland, Maine: United States Attorney Thomas E. Delahanty II announced that Jeffrey Kingman, 51, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, pled guilty yesterday in U.S. District Court to failing to pay child support. Federal law makes it a crime to maintain a residence in state different than the residence of your children if you owe more than $10,000 in child support.
According to evidence introduced at the plea hearing, Kingman was ordered to pay $216 per week in child support as part of his January 2007 Maine divorce judgment. Between August 2007 and March 2011, he made 57 reduced and variable child support payments totaling $12,150. As of October 2012, he owed $60,112 in child support. He did not make any child support payments since then. As of March 4, 2015, he owned over $90,000 in child support.
Kingman faces up to 2 years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He will be sentenced after completion of a presentence investigation report by the U.S. Probation Office.
The investigation was conducted by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General and the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Support Enforcement and Recovery.