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Man wanted for lying in divorce proceedings dragged back from Las Vegas

Posted: April 6, 2014 - 12:04am
Mobin  Valerie Rowell
Valerie Rowell
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A man wanted for lying to officials and hiding money in his divorce proceeding was recently hauled back from Las Vegas to face criminal charges.

Said Mobin, 67, was booked into the Columbia County Detention Center on March 26 for false swearing and two counts of contempt of court. Mobin fled while in divorce proceedings with his wife, a Pakistani native 32 years his junior, who testified that she was forced to marry him and lived through his forced isolation and severe mental and physical abuse for more than a decade.

Mobin, a former Fort Gordon translator, didn’t show up for the final December 2012 hearing, during which Superior Court Judge J. David Roper gave full custody of their couple’s now 10-year-old son to Mobin’s wife without any kind of visitation, citing that is was “a clear and present danger” to them both.

In late December 2012, Roper issued a warrant for Mobin’s arrest, charging that he lied to authorities by saying he only had about $1,000 to his name and concealed nearly $500,000 in investment accounts, which he tried to liquidate and take.

Mobin also did not pay child support to his ex-wife, which now totals more than $300,000.

Roper awarded the money in the accounts Mobin tried to conceal to his wife as a lump-sum alimony payment.

The arrest warrant also states that Mobin violated orders from the Court to stay away from Las Vegas, to where his ex-wife moved after filing for divorce, in addition to stalking her and other court orders.

Mobin, who gave jailers an Evans address, was arrested in Las Vegas in an attempt to find his ex-wife late last year.

He’s being held in the jail without bond, according to jail records.

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