16. August 2010 · Comments Off on If You Post Your Performing Schedule, They Can Find You · Categories: News

Accused of ducking his responsibility for more than four years, Hillier suddenly had the approximately $90,000 in back child support wired overnight to an account in the Multnomah County’s Support Enforcement Division.

“He’s been fairly cooperative,” said Multnomah County deputy district attorney Jennifer James, “once we got his attention.”

Hillier faced a nationwide arrest warrant, accusing him of four counts of the felony charge criminal nonsupport for not making court-ordered payments for his two daughters living in Oregon.

“It’s certainly one of the most stringent remedies we will exercise to seek enforcement of support orders,” said Bette Yada, supervising attorney for the Multnomah County District Attorney’s Support Enforcement Division.

Hillier could not be reached Friday. He did not respond to e-mail messages.

Hillier, whose devotion to choral music has made his choir a standard at world music festivals, had not been in the United States for four years. This created a dilemma for Oregon authorities, because Denmark does not recognize Oregon’s child support enforcement orders, like other countries do.

So Multnomah County prosecutors kept tabs on Hillier’s professional Web page where they learned of Friday’s performance in New York, calling it a “rare United States visit for him” in a court affidavit.

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