Bianchi reports that his office is after 225 deadbeat parents.
From the work that Pete Castillo did in my legislative office, I can tell you that prying money out of someone living in another state is a real accomplishment.
Here’s the press release:
DEAD BEAT DAD HOOKED BY BIANCHI
The McHenry County State’s Attorney, Louis A. Bianchi is pleased to announce that his office’s Child Support Enforcement Unit was recently able to collect child support arrearages in excess of $25,000 from an individual who had failed to pay any child support for three children in over three years.
This father had moved to California and the McHenry County State’s Attorney’s Office pursued the Defendant on behalf of the victim and was subsequently able to successfully collect these arrearages on the mother and her children’s behalf. Continued compliance will be monitored by the State’s Attorney’s Office.
Failure to provide support for a minor child can be charged as a Class A misdemeanor or Class 4 felony depending upon the facts meeting certain statutory requirements.
The State’s Attorney’s Office is currently pursuing approximately 255 parents to require them to fulfill their child support obligations.