Published On: Mon, Sep 10th, 2012

John Stanton, millionaire deadbeat dad, nabbed in Orlando

The search for John Stanton, the so-called “Millionaire Dead-Beat Dad,” is over.

US Marshals arrested Stanton on Friday afternoon in Orlando after nine months of Stanton evading authorities.

John Stanton “Millionairedeadbeat dad” mugshot – Hillsborough County

He is currently being held in the Orange County Jail awaiting transport to Hillsborough County.

Stanton went on the run in December, 2011, after a judge ordered him to serve five months and 29 days in jail for failing to pay at least $10 million in alimony and child support.

His wife has fought for the money for years, citing their young son who was recently diagnosed with diabetes.

Erin Budinscak once considered Stanton a brother. He had been married to her identical twin, Susan, for nearly 15 years. Now, she only has disdain not just for her sister’s sake but for her 12-year-old nephew, Wade, who is struggling with juvenile diabetes.

Budinscak said, “I’m very, very happy that they finally picked John up. It should have happened sooner rather than later, but I’m very happy they finally caught him and there will be some closure for my sister so that she can get the financial aid she needs to support herself take care of her son.”

Once worth more than $250 million, Stanton claims he could not pay up because he is bankrupt.  Stanton even filed bankruptcy in federal court, but failed to show up to three separate hearings.

Stanton did not appear at a hearing last December, where a judge ordered his arrest.

Since then, a joint effort of private and public security crews has worked tirelessly to find him.

Some estimate Stanton’s net worth to be around $120 million.

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  1. Regina Berkowitz says:

    I am not a stripper, nor was I when John and I met! Check your facts! Yes I had a son that passed away in an accidental drowning and I have five other children. This is no secret. I also have custody of all my children, I am a fantastic mother and two time cancer survivor! He and I met while I was going to college and going through cancer treatments.

    He did not at any point change his name while he has been incarcerated. So if that part is actually true then I know exactly where the police can start their investigation and that is right here with the person making the false claim.

    The ex-wife Susan Kay Wade Stanton in 2007 is not his ex-wife and that ruling came out of federal court based on actual facts.

    The difference between the people on here and myself is that I have nothing to hide or feel the need to harass others, because I have a life. a great one actually and if you can’t do anything else with yours I feel truly sad for you…

  2. Your Name... says:

    John has somehow legally changed his middle name from prison and is currently being re-investigated by the IRS for tax fraud again. His Son, Daniel Patrick, is also currently being investigated for tax fraud, I didenty theft, social security fraud, unemployment fraud, and mortgage fraud. John “d” stanton’s millions that were never recovered, are being hidden through a series of fictitious business all throughout the country. Daniel Patrick Stanton is also the textbook definition of a sociopath. It seems the apple never fell from the tree at all. Justice is Right around the corner. And Daniel will soon be on the run just like daddy was. Zifroyey’d

  3. Your Name... says:

    The strippers name is Regina Berkowitz.

  4. Your Name... says:

    John is a sociopath and was living with a young stripper that killed her own child in a bathtub. Birds of a feather…

  5. Stanton says:

    Check your facts Susan Wade and John Stanton were married in 1998, because she was 2 months pregnant. He moved out prior to 2007, due to her obnoxious and abusive behavior. Susan filed for divorce and moved to California in 2007.

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