PORTLAND, Maine — A Florida man waived indictment Wednesday and pleaded guilty to failing to pay more than $90,000 in child support, according to the U.S. attorney’s office.
Jeffrey Kingman, 51, of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, was ordered to pay $216 a week in child support as part of his 2007 divorce in Maine, a press release issued by the federal prosecutor’s office said. Federal law makes it a crime to maintain a residence in a state different than the residence of your children if you owe more than $10,000 in child support.
“Between August 2007 and March 2011, he made 57 reduced and variable child support payments totaling $12,150,” the release said. “As of October 2012, he owed $60,112 in child support. He did not make any child support payments since then. As of March 4, 2015, he owed over $90,000 in child support.”
Kingman faces up to two years in prison and a $250,000 fine. He also is expected to be ordered to pay back child support.
More information about the case was not available late Wednesday because documents had not yet been posted on court’s electronic case filing system.