Wednesday, Dec. 10, 1997 | 10:57 a.m.
CARSON CITY -- The Nevada Supreme Court Tuesday levied a $250 fine against Reno lawyer Carter King, who is defending a man in Carson City identified as one of Nevada's top "deadbeat dads."
The court said King abused the judicial system by filing successive petitions to disqualify District Judge Mike Griffin last week. In both petitions, the court said the legal arguments were the same.
King must pay the fine to the Supreme Court library within 10 days.
King represents William Mantik, accused of a felony offense of failing to pay $85,000 in support for this three children from January 1994 to November 1996. Testimony so far has been that he set up dummy corporations or he quit jobs to avoid paying child support.
King says that when the trial resumes today there will be evidence presented that Mantik was unable to work part of the time because of medical problems.
Mantik has been one of the names on the posters distributed by the state of the worse offenders who fail to pay child support.