ST. LOUIS (KMOX) – The former mayor of the St. Louis County town of Kinloch has been sentenced to six months in prison for lying about having a job so he could complete his original sentence at a halfway house of his choosing.

Keith Conway, 49, was sentenced Tuesday in U.S. District Court. He pleaded guilty in September to four federal felony counts of filing false documents.

Conway was originally sentenced to 21 months in prison in November 2011 after pleading guilty to wire fraud, theft from a federal program and witness tampering. Conway also admitted to using city funds to pay for personal vacations and a timeshare in Florida. He was ordered to repay more than $62,000 to the city.

Prosecutors say he was transferred May 1 from prison to a St. Louis halfway house and was supposed to be working, but instead lied and submitted fake pay stubs.

Based upon those false records, Conway had been permitted to leave the Dismas House premises every day during his falsely reported work hours.

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