A divorced New Jersey father faces eighteen months in prison and a hefty fine after pleading guilty to not paying child support or alimony since 1996 – to the tune of $650,000.
He also faces additional time in confinement for related civil issues.
The man reportedly admitted that he slipped away to Australia, where he purposefully avoided and evaded orders to pay, even though he had the money to do so.
When he returned to the US, for reasons unknown, he was promptly picked up by authorities.
His bail is a little less than the amount of support he owes.
The now-64 year old man’s children are adults in graduate school.