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New Mexico Man Indicted For Failure To Pay Child Support

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of South Dakota

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

Clarence H. Cadotte, age 36, was indicted by a federal grand jury on March 6, 2013 for failing to pay $27,109.00 in past due child support. He appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge William D. Gerdes on May 23, 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 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund; and child support restitution amount owing at the time of sentencing.

The charge is merely an accusation and Cadotte 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.

Cadotte was released on bond pending trial. A trial date has been set for July 30, 2013.

Updated June 22, 2015