TAMPA - "All she said to me was, 'They got him.' I was just so relieved," said Erin Budinscak.
Erin Budinscak is relieved her former brother in law is now in custody.
John Stanton allegedly skipped town nine months ago after a judge ordered him to serve almost six months in jail for failing to pay at least $10 million dollars in alimony and child support.
He was arrested Friday night at a Fairfield Inn in Orlando.
"It was surreal. We did not think that we were ever going to find him," Budinscak said.
Stanton was the subject of a massive manhunt by U.S. Marshals and private investigators. But, the man reportedly once worth almost 300 million dollars seemed to be one step ahead.
"We would have never thought John Stanton would have turned this whole scenario the way it has been," she said.
Erin Budinscak said it has been a heart wrenching ordeal for her twin sister and 13-year old nephew who live in California. She said her nephew struggles with juvenile diabetes.
"His father has not called him or even written him even when it was his birthday or Christmas. It is sad. Very said," she said.
Budinscak wants an explanation for the pain Stanton caused her family.
"I would like to know why he has done this. It did not have to turn out this way," she said.
Budinscak has not missed one of Stanton's hearings and plans to be at the next one.
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