July 28, 2011


GOP Freshman Sued for Child Support

The Chicago Sun-Times has a lengthy report on freshman Rep. Joe Walsh's (R-IL) court battle over child support with his ex-wife Laura Walsh, who claims that he owes over $100,000 in back child support and interest.
 
"The thickness of the court file reflects Laura Walsh's nine years of trying to collect child support and expenses from a man who crusades against compromise. Laura Walsh went to court repeatedly over the past nine years to get him to pay up, sometimes even asking the court to garnish his wages, court records show. In 2004, Laura Walsh complained in a motion that despite her ex-husband's claims of poverty, he took a vacation to Mexico with his girlfriend and another to Italy. The following year, he complained in a court filing that his ex-wife mailed him a motion while she knew he was in Nicaragua doing charitable work with one of their children."










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