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Man pleads not guilty in $250K child support debt

MILWAUKEE (AP) — A California man who owes $250,000 in Wisconsin child support has pleaded not guilty to 10 felony charges.

Raul Cardona of North Hollywood was arrested last month at an exclusive California country club. He’d been ordered to pay $563 per month, starting in 1994 and continuing until his daughter graduated from high school in 2011. But according to a criminal complaint, he only made a single payment of $424.

The 48-year-old is charged with 10 felony counts of failing to pay child support. The charges carry a total maximum penalty of 15 years in prison and a $100,000 fine.

Online court records say Cardona pleaded not guilty to all charges Monday. He’s due back in court Sept. 30.

A message left with his defense attorney was not immediately returned.

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