Father receives 3-year jail term Former executive owes $19,000 in child support

September 29, 1993|By Traci A. Johnson | Traci A. Johnson,Staff Writer

An article in yesterday's Carroll County editions incorrectly reported the starting date of Michael G. Glover's three-year sentence for violating probation in a child-support case. He began serving the sentence on June 8, 1993.

The Sun regrets the error.

A Pikesville man, who once was one of Carroll County's "10 Most Wanted" child support evaders, was sentenced yesterday to three years in jail for failing to make support payments to his former wife and three sons.

Michael G. Glover, who owes more than $19,000 to his former wife, will begin serving his sentence June 8, 1994. Carroll Circuit Judge Francis M. Arnold gave Glover credit for 112 days he has already served since his arrest.

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The judge also set a full, nonrefundable appeal bond at $10,000, at the request of Carroll Public Defender Barbara Kreinar.

Glover, a former $70,000-a-year executive, was divorced from Sherree Brown in 1985, but they have been continued to be connected by battles over their sons -- now ages 13 to 18 -- who have been bounced between the two.

Ms. Brown and her new husband, Michael, found Glover by staking out a suburban Philadelphia post office box he rented and had him arrested for nonsupport in March 1992.

He was convicted in June 1992 by Judge Arnold, who suspended a three-year jail sentence and placed him on five years of unsupervised probation.

The judge also set aside the $12,592 Glover owed in back support and ordered him to resume $726 monthly payments.

Eight months later, Glover was convicted of violating probation because he did not make any payments from June 1992 to January 1993.

Glover testified in March that he was unable to pay his child support debt because he lost his high-paying job in 1991. But the judge said the defendant and his story lacked credibility.

Judge Arnold advised the defendant to make an effort to pay part of the debt and to apply to the court have his support payments reduced. The judge had denied a prior request for payment reduction.

Glover has paid more than $3,000 of the debt since his March conviction, but moved to have the payments reduced two weeks ago.

Glover's sister, Nan Nelson, said her family pooled its resources to file the motion for payment reduction but had no time until recently to follow the judge's advice.

"He's in a state of clinical depression. He won't do anything," said Ms. Nelson of her brother, who she described as suicidal. "We have a life. We didn't have time to do all of this, too."

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