Rep. Joe Walsh sued for $117,437 in unpaid child supportJul-31-2011
The ex-wife of freshman Illinois Republican Rep. Joe Walsh is suing him for $117,437 in unpaid child support for his three children, the Chicago Sun-Times reported Thursday.
Laura Walsh, who filed for divorce from the congressman in 2002, asked a judge in December to suspend Rep. Walsh's driver's license until he paid the amount.
His ex-wife's efforts to collect child support have dragged on for years. In 2004, Laura Walsh alleged in court documents that despite his inability to pay child support he had taken vacations with a girlfriend to Mexico and Italy.
In 2005 a judge ordered Walsh to pay child support within seven days or have his wages garnished.
According to the Sun-Times, Walsh had his driver's license suspended twice for failure to appear in court in 2008 - he was busted in 2009 for driving on a suspended license.
The amount that Walsh will pay is currently being negotiated out of court, with each side's attorneys claiming the other is slow-walking in scheduling a meeting.
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