Skip Navigation Change Font Size

Status of Deadbeats

SENTENCED: George Ely

  • DOB: 07-22-1966
  • Height: 6'
  • Weight: 230 lbs
  • Amount of Arrears: Approximately $10,000
  • Warrant or Indictment: June 8, 2011
  • Location of Warrant: Northern District of New York
  • Whereabouts: Bayonne, NJ
  • Arrest Date: March 28, 2013
  • On July 12, 2013, Ely was sentenced to 1 year and 1 day and ordered to pay $8,934 in restitution after pleading guilty to charges of failure to pay lawful child support obligation and failure to appear for court proceeding

ARRESTED: Michael Diviesti

  • DOB: 01-13-1958
  • Height: 5'6"
  • Weight: 155 lbs.
  • Amount of Arrears: $48,623
  • Warrant or Indictment Date: 05-14-2013
  • Warrant or Indictment: Southern District of New York
  • Whereabouts: Pennsylvania

ARRESTED: Dee Dee Riggs

  • DOB: March 20, 1971
  • Height: 5'7"
  • Weight: 160 lbs.
  • Amount of Arrears: $329,105
  • Warrant or Indictment Date: May 14, 2013
  • Warrant or Indictment: State of New York
  • Arrest Date: May 24, 2013
  • Whereabouts: Pennsylvania
  • Dee Dee Riggs is the #1 deadbeat in Orange County, New York, according to the Orange County Sheriff's Office. Riggs owes $329,105 in child support arrears and allegedly fled to Pennsylvania over 5 years ago to avoid prosecution in Orange County. Several warrants have been issued for Riggs for her failure to pay support for her three children, all of whom were raised in foster care. Riggs was arrested on May 24, 2013.

SENTENCED: Joe Romero

  • DOB: September 25, 1970
  • Height: 5'5"
  • Weight: 130 lbs.
  • Amount of Arrears: $33,601
  • Warrant or Indictment Date: January 9, 2013
  • Warrant or Indictment: District of South Dakota, Southern Division
  • Arrest Date: May 20, 2013
  • Possible Whereabouts: Joe Romero self-surrendered to the Adams County Sheriff's Department in Colorado on May 20, 2013 based on HHS OIG warrant for failure to pay child support.
  • On October 21, 2013, Romero was sentenced to 5 years of probation and ordered to pay $33,601 in restitution.

SENTENCED: Dennis Thomas

  • DOB: 09-21-1965
  • Height: 5'9"
  • Weight: 140 lbs.
  • Amount of Arrears: $68,400
  • Warrant or Indictment Date:
    December 1, 2009
  • Warrant or Indictment: Sioux Falls, SD
  • Arrest Date: January 30, 2013
  • Status: On December 30, 2013, Thomas was sentenced to 5 years of probation and ordered to pay $67,122 in restitution after being found guilty on a charge of failure to pay legal child support. He had been arrested on January 30, 2013, in Great Falls, Montana

ARRESTED: Raihan Chowdhury

  • DOB: February 10, 1961
  • Height: 5' 9"
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Amount of Arrears: $1.04 million
  • Warrant or Indictment Date: October 11, 2012
  • Warrant or Indictment: Eastern District of New York (Brooklyn)
  • Arrest Date: October 12, 2012
  • Status: Chowdhury was arrested on October 12, 2012, at Dulles International Airport after traveling from Bangladesh via Qatar.

SENTENCED: Andre Previn Rison

  • DOB: March 18, 1967
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Weight: 200 lbs.
  • Amount of Arrears: $322,992.78
  • Warrant or Indictment Date: August 30, 2011
  • Warrant or Indictment Issued: Arizona
  • Date of Plea: April 25, 2012
  • Sentencing Date: July 9, 2012
  • Status: Sentenced to 5 years probation and ordered to pay $322,992.78 in restitution, with a minimum of $1,000.00 to be paid per month; plus current support payments of $2,358.86 per month
  • Charging Document, April 25, 2012
  • Judgment in United States v. Andre Previn Rison, July 9, 2012

SENTENCED: Glenn H. Sherman

  • DOB: July 23, 1969
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Weight: 215 lbs.
  • Amount of Arrears: $122,443
  • Warrant or Indictment Date: January 12, 2012
  • Warrant or Indictment Issued: Virginia - Western District
  • Arrest Date: February 7, 2012
  • Status: Sentenced July 16, 2012 to 5 years probation and $122,443 in restitution; payment of an additional $600 each month for a total of $1,600 in monthly child support; Sherman paid a lump sum of $4,000 at the guilty plea hearing

SENTENCED: Andrew John Long

  • DOB: 04-27-1965
  • Height: 5'9
  • Weight: 200 lbs.
  • Amount of Arrears: $55,835.50
  • Warrant or Indictment Date: November 18, 2009
  • Warrant Issued: Nashville, TN
  • Arrest Date: June 2, 2010
  • Sentencing Date: March 9, 2012
  • Status: Sentenced to 5 years probation and ordered to pay restitution of $30,397.50

SENTENCED: Donald K. Tatro

  • DOB: 04-29-1969
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Weight: 160 lbs.
  • Amount of Arrears: $46,710.87
  • Warrant or Indictment Date: July 12, 2010
  • Arrest Date: May 16, 2011
  • Sentencing Date: February 13, 2012
  • Status: Sentenced to 5 years probation, 6 months home detention, and ordered to pay restitution of $46,710.87

SENTENCED: Rusty Donnie Gene Haile

  • DOB: 02-05-1964
  • Height: 5'6"
  • Weight: 165 lbs.
  • Amount of Arrears: $116,727.20
  • Warrant or Indictment Date: January 10, 2006
  • Warrant or Indictment: Idaho
  • Arrest Date: March 16, 2011
  • Sentencing Date: February 21, 2012
  • Status: Sentenced to 5 years probation and ordered to pay restitution of $119,700.44

SENTENCED: William Robson, a.k.a. Rick Albrecht

  • DOB: 06-13-1958
  • Height: 5'10"
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Amount of Arrears: $151,191.51
  • Warrant or Indictment Date: January 11, 2011, Connecticut
  • Arrest Date: January 11, 2011
  • Sentence: Robson was sentenced on August 24, 2012, to one year and a day. He will serve 6 months of his sentence incarcerated and 6 months in home confinement with electronic monitoring; he will then have one year of supervised release. Robson was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $147,060.00. He will voluntarily surrender himself to a Bureau of Prisons facility on September 26, 2012.
  • Press Release

SENTENCED: Martin Zaic

  • DOB: 05-20-1952
  • Height: 5'9"
  • Weight: 150 lbs.
  • Amount of Arrears: $43,622.40
  • Warrant or Indictment Date: February 2009
  • Warrant or Indictment Location: South Dakota
  • Arrested: July 12, 2012
  • Sentenced: December 21, 2012
  • Status: Sentenced to 1 year in prison with work release, 5 years of probation, restitution of over $43,000, and a $100 special assessment.

SENTENCED: Stephen Swallow

  • DOB: 07-17-1964
  • Height: 5'9"
  • Weight: 160 lbs.
  • Amount of Arrears: $323,569.67
  • Warrant or Indictment Date: January 12, 2012
  • Warrant or Indictment Location: Rhode Island
  • Arrested: February 1, 2012
  • Sentenced: January 4, 2013
  • Status: Sentenced to 6 months in prison and supervised release for 1 year. Ordered to pay over $320,000 in child support at a minimum payment of $300 a month and to pay a $100 special assessment.

SENTENCED: Julio Antonio Garcia Encarnacion

  • DOB: September 15, 1962
  • Height: 5'0"
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Amount of Arrears: Approximately $174,000
  • Warrant or Indictment Date: June 20, 2012
  • Warrant or Indictment Issued: Puerto Rico
  • Arrest Date: July 2, 2012
  • Status: On March 21, 2013, Garcia was sentenced to five years of probation and was ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $180,150.12.

SENTENCED: Robert Sand

  • DOB: 04-09-1962
  • Height: 5'10"
  • Weight: 160 lbs.
  • Amount of Arrears: $1.2 million
  • Warrant or Indictment Date: February 17, 2010
  • Warrant or Indictment: New York
  • Arrest Date: December 17, 2012
  • Status: On May 21, 2013, Sand was sentenced to 31 months in prison followed by one year of supervised release. He previously pleaded guilty to two counts of traveling in interstate and foreign commerce with the intent to evade child support obligations totaling over $1 million including interest and penalties. Sand was previously OIG's Most Wanted Deadbeat.
  • Sand Arrested Press Release; Sand Pleads Guilty Press Release; Sand Sentenced Press Release

PLEADED GUILTY: Randy Lee Essary

  • DOB: 06-10-1953
  • Height: 5'8"
  • Weight: Unknown
  • Amount of Arrears: $164,891
  • Warrant or Indictment: March 16, 2010, Kansas City, MO
  • Arrest Date: February 22, 2012
  • Status: On Feb. 11, 2014, Essary pleaded guilty to fleeing the United States in 2007 to avoid paying child support. He is subject to a sentence of up to two years in federal prison without parole, a fine of up to $250,000, and an order of restitution.

CAPTURED: Glen K. Sheppard

  • DOB: 02-08-1960
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Weight: 220 lbs.
  • Amount of Arrears: $164,000
  • Warrant or Indictment: March 25, 2009, St. Louis, MO
  • Arrest Date: December 31, 2011
  • Status: Released with electronic monitoring and is awaiting adjudication

SENTENCED: Michael Larson

  • DOB: 02-23-1967
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Weight: 195 lbs.
  • Amount of Arrears: $32,000
  • Warrant or Indictment Date: 02-07-2012
  • Warrant or Indictment: District of South Dakota, Western Division
  • Possible Whereabouts: Virginia
  • Status: Larson was arrested in June 2013. On November 1, 2013, he plead guilty to failure to pay legal child support and was sentenced to 3 years of probation and ordered to pay $42,175 in restitution.

WANTED: Jon McClendon

  • DOB: 06-20-1"95
  • Height: 5'10"
  • Weight: 145 lbs
  • Amount of Arreas: $40,559
  • Warrant or Indictment Date: 04-08-2010
  • Warrant or Indictment: District of South Dakota, Western Division
  • Possible Whereabouts: Unknown

WANTED: Thomas Sweeten

  • DOB: 03-06-1966
  • Height: 5'11"
  • Weight: 145 lbs
  • Amount of Arreas: $24,761
  • Warrant or Indictment Date: 03-07-2012
  • Warrant or Indictment: District of South Dakota, Western Division
  • Possible Whereabouts: California

ARRESTED: Richard Wade

  • DOB: 12-22-1970
  • Height: 6'1"
  • Weight: 175 lbs.
  • Amount of Arrears: $21,000
  • Warrant or Indictment Date: 07-07-2011
  • Warrant or Indictment: District of South Dakota, Southern Division
  • Possible Whereabouts: California
  • Status: Wade was arrested in June 2013. He plead guilty in January 2014 and is awaiting his sentencing.

Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services | 330 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC 20201