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63 fathers arrested in child-support sting

August 01, 2002
The Indianapolis Star

Washington -- More than 60 fathers were arrested Wednesday in a crackdown on people who have failed to pay child support.

It was the largest sweep in the four years since the federal government began pursuing parents who owe large sums of money and have a proven ability to pay.

Sixty-three men were arrested beginning Sunday in cases originating in Indiana and 22 other states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. Each had been indicted or has a pending criminal complaint for failure to pay support. Each man faces a maximum sentence of two years in jail, plus restitution of money owed.

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