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U.S. Attorney’s Office
Western District of New York

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Former Clarence Man Sentenced for Non Payment of Child Support


       BUFFALO, N.Y. – U.S. Attorney William J. Hochul, Jr. announced today that Jonathan O. Dale, 62, formerly of Clarence, N.Y., who was convicted of failure to pay child support, was sentenced to six months in prison by U.S. Magistrate Judge H. Kenneth Schroeder. The defendant was also ordered to pay restitution totaling $73,250.85.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie P. Grisanti and Maura O’Donnell, who handled the case, stated that from May of 1999 and continuing through to the present, Dale has failed to pay court ordered child support obligations and arrears totaling approximately $90,000.

The sentencing is the result of an investigation on the part of Special Agents of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General, Office of Investigations, under the direction of Special Agent in Charge Thomas O’Donnell.
Updated December 2, 2014