KINLOCH, Mo. (KMOX) – The former mayor of the tiny north St. Louis community of Kinloch has pleaded guilty to federal fraud charges.

Keith Conway, 49, pleaded guilty Monday to submitting false employment records while at Dismas House, a St. Louis halfway house.

Conway was sentenced in November of 2011 on corruption charges. Investigators argued he had used city funds to fund his personal travel, purchase a Florida condo, and more. He was also found to have attempted to influence other Kinloch officials to lie to federal investigators.

In May of this year, Conway was transferred from a federal prison in Marion, Illinois to Dismas House. The terms of his release required him to seek full-time work and verify his employment with Dismas House officials. Investigators say Conway instead submitted false payroll records which allowed him to leave the house each day.

On Monday, Keith Conway pleaded guilty to four felony count of filing false documents. He faces up to five years in prison and fines of $250,000 for each count.


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