Congratulations Danny Tartabull, you’ve just been named the “Most Wanted” deadbeat dad in Los Angeles.
According to Child Support Services in Los Angeles County, the former Major League Baseball Player has failed to pay more than $275,000 in child support and now has a warrant out for his arrest.
UPI notes that Tartabul was charged with failing to pay child support for his two sons Zach and Quinten back in 2011. He pleaded no contest but failed to meet the terms of his probation.
Tartabull was later sentenced to 180-days in jail but never showed up to serve out his prison sentence. A warrant was issued for his arrest last year and now LA County has added them to their “most wanted” deadbeat dads list.
The poster reads: “On January 24, 2011, Mr. Tartabull entered a plea of no contest to Penal Code Section 166(a)(4) for failing to support his two sons. He failed to comply with the terms of his probation and on May 2, 2012, he was ordered to surrender and serve 180 days in county jail. Mr. Tartabull failed to appear and the court issued a warrant for his arrest with bail set at $200,000. Mr. Tartabull is a former star baseball player.”
Yahoo News reports that Tartabull earned more than $30 million during his career in the MLB. The former All-Star started his career with the Seattle Mariners in 1984. He’s also played for the Kansas City Royals and the new York Yankees. Tartabull ended his career as a member of the Philadelphia Phillies in 1997.
The LA County Child Support Services Department is asking anyone with information on Danny Tartabull to contact them at (213) 351-8677. Tartabull faces jail time when he is apprehended.
Danny Tartabull may by LA County’s biggest dead beat dad but, sadly, there are worse fathers out there. Orlando Shaw, a man from Tennessee, owes child support for 22 kids with 14 women.