June 3, 2004
Tim Connolly
(617) 626-2369

Revenue Commissioner Alan LeBovidge today announced that Kevin Hagan, featured on the Department of Revenue's most recent Ten Most Wanted poster, was arrested in West Hollywood, Calif. earlier this week.

Hagan, 47, formerly of Falmouth, Mass. owes $160,155 for the care of his two teen-aged daughters. DOR received a tip that Hagan was living in West Hollywood and passed the information along to The Los Angeles Sheriff's Department. Hagan was arrested at 5 a.m. Wednesday. The Child Support Enforcement Division of DOR had been searching for Hagan for about eight years.

"This is the fifth individual from the Ten Most Wanted poster to be apprehended in just over three months," LeBovidge said. "We hope that this arrest leads to the payment of the money owed to support his daughters."

Hagan is being held in the Los Angeles County Jail while awaiting an extradition hearing in the Criminal Courts Building in Los Angeles. No hearing date has been set. Eventually Hagan will be returned to Massachusetts where he will face two felony charges, failure to pay child support and leaving the state without making arrangement to pay child support.

Hagan is the fifth delinquent parent to be arrested from the 12th Ten Most Wanted poster unveiled on February 23rd by Lieutenant Governor Kerry Healey. The poster features 10 of the most egregious child support delinquents who collectively owe more than $1 million to their 23 children.

Since the Ten Most Wanted poster campaign began in April 1992, DOR has collected nearly $3 million in back child support from the noncustodial parents featured on the posters. DOR has located 90 of the 103 scofflaws pictured on this and prior posters. DOR collected more than $440 million in child support on behalf of families last year.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of any of the Ten Most Wanted delinquent parents or others who are not paying their court-ordered child support should call the toll-free tip line at 1-888-926-8337. The poster may be viewed at www.mass.gov/dor.