A Detroit man who once ran for the Michigan House of Representatives in the 7th District is now facing felony charges of failing to pay child support.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy has charged 32-year-old Al Williams of Detroit after it was alleged that he failed to pay an estimated $22,000 in back child support. In a release the prosecutor's office says Williams was ordered by the Third Circuit Court to pay $266.00 dollars per month in child support starting in February of 2005.
Williams was a candidate for state house in 2010.
Reached by phone on Thursday Williams tells myFOXDetroit.com he wants it to be clear that he has always been involved in his 10-year-old son's life. He says he has paid and will continue to pay to support the child.
Williams says he only got behind because of the period of time that his son and the child's mother lived in Las Vegas and he did not know he needed to pay.
"I am working with an attorney and my employer to get everything resolved" Williams said. According to the prosecutor's office he is expected to be arraigned on Monday, July 30th.