Man wanted for 1998 child support

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Authorities in western Michigan have unsealed an indictment from 1998 that accuses a man of failing to pay hundreds of thousands of dollars in child support.

Investigators at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services plan to add Joseph Stroup to their online list of “deadbeats.” The indictment says Stroup owed $254,000 in child support in 1998, despite selling stock for nearly $1 million.

The government says Stroup’s unpaid support for four children now tops $500,000.

In a court filing Tuesday, prosecutors say keeping the indictment sealed no longer is necessary, although investigators still don’t know where Stroup is living.

He was ordered to pay child support during a 1989 divorce in Van Buren County, west of Kalamazoo. The case is assigned to a Kalamazoo federal judge.

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