Who Knew? FB Good For Something After All

olds

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Facebook Money Pics Bust Dad for Allegedly Dodging Child Support

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Facebook helped the Milwaukee County District Attorney's office charge a wayward father for failing to pay child support.
Christopher Robinson, 23, is facing three felony counts of failure to support his 3-year-old child, according to a complaint filed with the criminal division of the Wisconsin Circuit Court.
The complaint indicates that for three years, Robinson never made any of the required $150 monthly child support payments.
But pictures that Robinson posted to Facebook that show him posing with cash and bottles of liquor helped the district attorney's office build a case against him.
"What we do in these types of cases is we try to find out from other family members whether there is other information we may not be able to know about," Milwaukee County Chief Deputy District Attorney Kent Lovern told ABCNews.com.
Although Lovern said he could not talk specifically about Robinson's ongoing case, he said, "Facebook has become a repository for information that we may not … know about."
Investigations into Facebook profiles must be initiated by a complaint, Lovern said. When there's enough evidence to suggest a sufficient level of probable cause, the DA can then ask the court to order Facebook to grant access to a Facebook profile.
Investigators can then look for details on whether a person has been misleading about his or her lifestyle, Lovern said. For example, said Lovern, "Someone who claims to not have resources to make their payments, actually does have resources."
While it's not known exactly whose money Robinson had displayed in his Facebook photos, or how he might have come to acquire such sums, the images allowed the district attorney's office to obtain a search warrant to investigate further.
"It is an investigative tool," Lovern said of Facebook. "It can be effective in assisting in the investigation and prosecution of certain criminal targets."
A representative for Facebook told ABCNews.com, "We work with law enforcement to the extent required by law, and as needed to keep the site and those who use it safe. Facebook devotes significant resources to evaluating requests for user information, and adheres to the letter of these laws when responding to requests for information."
Robinson was served with an arrest warrant in February and failed to appear in court. The arrest warrant is still active, but the DA's office would not comment on whether it was actively looking for him, or if he had a lawyer.
Several attempts by ABCNews.com to reach Robinson were not successful.
If found guilty on all three counts, Robinson could be sentenced to a maximum of almost 11 years in prison.

http://gma.yahoo.com/facebook-money...ing-child-133200171--abc-news-topstories.html


BWAHAHAHAHA!!
 

Blackjack200

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That's a shame.

KT

Lol, I thought the same thing.

Fact is though, some of those operations are pretty abusive. Too bad they can't put some sensible laws and regulations in place so men can do what they're going to do anyway and the women could be protected.
 

KeithTalent

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Lol, I thought the same thing.

Fact is though, some of those operations are pretty abusive. Too bad they can't put some sensible laws and regulations in place so men can do what they're going to do anyway and the women could be protected.

Agreed.

KT
 

Red Squirrel

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lol I don't get why people post stuff like that online when they know lot of people will see it.

And given he only had to pay 150 it's better to just pay it than try to fight the system, it's not like they were asking 2k out of him or something.
 

Spungo

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lol I don't get why people post stuff like that online when they know lot of people will see it.

And given he only had to pay 150 it's better to just pay it than try to fight the system, it's not like they were asking 2k out of him or something.
$150 * 12 = $1800/year
Do you know how many 40s and buckets of chicken I could buy with that? Or I could fix my car windshield :(
 

olds

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And if you are not paying, the payments don't stop when the child turns 18. You still owe the money.

My wife's ex found out the hard way. He stopped paying when the two kids were little. They'd find him and attach his wages. He'd quit and find another job, usually for cash. They eventually find you. His youngest is 30 and they still are attaching his wages. He owes over 100k.

Crappy thing is, when his youngest turned 18, he called her on her birthday. She hadn't seen or spoke to him for about 12 or more years. She was excited it was him. But, he only called to say that she was 18 now and to tell her mother to stop coming after him for child support. She verbally let him have it.
 

yhelothar

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Yeah I was about to say the same thing. Putting a pic like that up of yourself with $400 is pretty lame. I guess that's par for the course for this guy though.

Dayum son, not everyone goes on ATOT and makes $100k salaries.
I'm sure it's impressive to his circle of homies. :awe:
 

clamum

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Reaffirms my belief that facebook's for dumbasses.
One Facebook user != all Facebook users. Until I do something that stupid on Facebook, I'd rather not be considered in the same group as that guy.
 

Svnla

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$150 * 12 = $1800/year
Do you know how many 40s and buckets of chicken I could buy with that? Or I could fix my car windshield :(

You forgot the 15 years (18 years as adult - 3 years --> the age of the child right now). Therefore, $1,800 *15 = $27,000 (at least).


Well, at least this guy only has to pay 1 kid (that we know of from the article). There was a thread about a guy with 11 kids with 10 different women = http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2297453&highlight=
 
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BudAshes

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And if you are not paying, the payments don't stop when the child turns 18. You still owe the money.

My wife's ex found out the hard way. He stopped paying when the two kids were little. They'd find him and attach his wages. He'd quit and find another job, usually for cash. They eventually find you. His youngest is 30 and they still are attaching his wages. He owes over 100k.

Crappy thing is, when his youngest turned 18, he called her on her birthday. She hadn't seen or spoke to him for about 12 or more years. She was excited it was him. But, he only called to say that she was 18 now and to tell her mother to stop coming after him for child support. She verbally let him have it.

We need to use these people as pig food. The sad thing is guys like this have tons of kids and people like myself have none.