HARRISON COUNTY, MS (WMC) - Mississippi convicted a Memphis father of failing to pay $23,000 in child support.
Prosecutors argued that Abdalrahim Shadi Hasain, 37, willfully refused to pay the money to his daughter, according to Attorney General Jim Hood.
"Our office will not allow deadbeat dads to get away with not supporting their children," Hood said. "I thank the jury for recognizing this parent's responsibility to his child."
Hasain was booked into the Harrison County Jail. He will be sentenced on August 31.
Hasain faces up to five years behind bars. In addition, he could have to pay back the full amount of money and pay a $500 fine.