Many in New York have likely heard about the Long Island man who has been accused of avoiding paying child support for the better part of 10 years. The man has been taken into custody by the U.S. Marshal's Service after being deported by the Philippine government. It is said that the man owes somewhere in the neighborhood of $1.2 million in child support.
According to court records, the man and his wife were divorced in 1996. At that time, the man was ordered to pay his wife child support for their two children. In the years that followed, authorities say that he consistently under-reported his income in order to avoid paying more in child support. The man eventually fled the country, purportedly leaving his wife and children to survive on their own.