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

Friday, June 14, 2013

Minnesota Man Pleads Guilty To Failure To Pay Child Support

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that Donald J. Lorenzen, a/k/a Donnie J. Lorenzen, Donald L. Lorenzen, age 48, of Moorehead, Minnesota appeared before U.S. District Judge Charles B. Kornmann on June 10, 2013 and pled guilty to two counts of 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 owing at the time of sentencing.

Lorenzen was ordered to pay $145.00 per month for his minor child, commencing August 1, 1993. At the time of Indictment, he had not made a child support payment since May of 2008, and the total arrearage amount on both counts was $30,833.49.

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 September 23, 2013. The defendant was released on bond pending sentencing.

Updated June 22, 2015