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      Former Missouri mayor accused of lying about having job

      A former suburban St. Louis mayor serving a federal prison sentence is accused of lying about having a job so he could get out of the halfway house where he was staying.

      A former suburban St. Louis mayor serving a federal prison sentence is accused of lying about having a job so he could get out of the halfway house where he was staying.

      The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported prosecutors charged former Kinloch Mayor Keith Conway on Wednesday with four felony counts of filing false documents.

      Conway was sentenced in November 2011 to 21 months in prison after pleading guilty to wire fraud, theft from a federal program and witness tampering and was ordered to repay more than $62,000 to the city. Prosecutors said 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.

      His attorney could not be reached after hours Wednesday.