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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of Puerto Rico

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Julio A. Garcia-Encarnacion In Jail For Failure To Pay Legal Child Support

SAN JUAN, P.R – Today, United States District Court Judge Francisco Besosa revoked the probation term of convict Julio A. García-Encarnación, a well-known and highly appraised race horse jockey, for failure to pay legal child support obligations, announced United States Attorney for the District of Puerto Rico, Rosa Emilia Rodríguez-Vélez.  Originally, Garcia-Encarnacion was sentenced to five years of probation with restitution as a condition of probation. The defendant owes child support of his two children of approximately $177,000. Judge Besosa resentenced García-Encarnación to two years in prison. Imprisonment does not terminate his restitution obligation.

Defendant García-Encarnación, is the registered parent of a minor who was born on October 1995 and since on or about January 2008, the defendant failed to comply with his child support obligation.  As of May 2012, the past due amount of child support owed by García-Encarnación amounts to approximately $65,152.00.

García-Encarnación is also the biologcal and registered parent of another minor who was born in January 1996.  García-Encarnación has failed to pay child support to his daughter since October 2007.  As of May 2012, the defendant’s failure to comply with his child support obligation in relation to his daughter has accrued a past due amount of approximately $100,848.42.

The investigation was conducted by the Department of Health & Human Services, Office of Inspector General with the assistance of ASUME (Puerto Rico Child Support Enforcement Administration).  The case was prosecuted by Assistant United States Attorneys Héctor Ramírez-Carbó and Wallace A. Bustelo.

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Updated April 10, 2015