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Department of Justice
U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of South Dakota

Monday, March 4, 2013

Minnesota Man Charged With Failure To Pay Child Support

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Jesse Lawrence Brown Otter, age 45, of Minneapolis, Minnesota appeared before U.S. Magistrate Roberto A. Lange on February 26, 2013 and pled guilty to an Indictment that charged him with Failure to Pay Legal Child Support. The maximum penalty upon conviction is two years imprisonment; a $250,000.00 fine; one year supervised release; one additional year of custody upon revocation; a $100.00 assessment fee; and child support restitution amount owed at the time of sentencing.

Brown Otter was ordered by the Eighth Judicial Circuit Court, Corson County, South Dakota to pay $150.00 per month for his minor child, commencing August 1, 1992. At the time of Indictment, he had not made a child support payment since July of 2007, and the total arrearage amount was $25,342.12.

The investigation was conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas J. Wright.

A presentence investigation was ordered and a sentencing date was set for May 20, 2013. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the U.S. Marshal pending sentencing.

Updated June 22, 2015