Hopefully you have been directed here from my Blog The Mighty Pen.
This website is here, at least for now, to supplement and provide background information for the story that I am telling on my Blog. Currently that story is entitled "87:Days" which is a detailed account my 87 days spent in Federal Prison, or as I refer to it the SeaTac Spa and Resort. I ended up there after pleading guilty to “Failure to pay legal child support obligations” under Section 228 of Title 18 of the United States Code. From July 2002, the date of my divorce decree, up until this day I had paid a total of $371,503 dollars in Alimony, Child Support and Property distribution, or an average of $7,430 per month. The problem was that the Divorce Decree and Judgment required me to pay $7,935 per month, $5,500 of which is alimony, so I was in arrears on my support payments. At the time of the Divorce Decree andJudgment, I was making $80,000 per year at a start-up in St. Louis. The fact that I was in arrears, as well as the fact that I was living in a different state than my children and ex-wife, qualified me as a Federal Criminal.
As I stated in my Blog, my intent is not to make money, though any donations to help prevent history from repeating itself would certainly be appreciated, but rather to tell a story that is therapeutic to me, essentially lifting a weight off my shoulders, while at the same being educational and entertaining to others. Some day I may turn it into a cause.
The second through fourth pages, or chapters of this website, provide background information on how I came to be a Federal Criminal as well as it's effects on my life and career. The pages contain links to various relevant an interesting documents and articles. The fifth page, "family wall" is some pictures that will probably mostly be of interest to my family and friends.
This website is a work in progress so please be patient. I hope that people find it interesting, entertaining and maybe even helpful.
Enjoy the ride and please send me feedback about what I am doing, what you see, and what you read.