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

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Montana Man Indicted For Failure To Pay Child Support

United States Attorney Brendan V. Johnson announced that a Missoula, Montana man has been indicted by a federal grand jury for Failure to Pay Legal Child Support.

Rodney A. Stevens, age 38, was indicted by a federal grand jury on August 15, 2012 for failing to pay over $27,942.00 in past due child support. He appeared before US Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on February 8, 2013 and pled not guilty to the indictment. The maximum penalty upon conviction is two years’ imprisonment; a $250,000.00 fine; one year supervised release; one additional year upon revocation; a $100.00 assessment fee; and child support restitution amount owing at the time of sentencing. The charge is merely an accusation and he is presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty.

The investigation is being conducted by the Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General. Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas J. Wright is prosecuting the case. Stevens was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has not been set.

Updated June 22, 2015