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Back in August, Kinloch, Mo. mayor Keith Conway pled guilty to three federal charges and news today comes regarding his punishment.

According to a press release from the U.S. Attorney's Office of the Eastern District of Missouri, Conway was sentenced to 21 months in jail and must pay restitution of $62,429 on charges of using city funds for personal expenses. The sentence was also due to Conway's attempt to "to influence Kinloch City Officials to provide false information to federal law enforcement about the criminal charges pending against him."

Updated: Kinloch mayor pleads guilty to three federal charges

Aug 23, 2011

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Updated 11:39 a.m. with story including guilty plea

The mayor of the impoverished St. Louis County town of Kinloch faces sentencing in November after pleading guilty to three federal charges.

Keith Conway admitted in his plea that he used city money for things such as Caribbean cruises, a time-share condominium in Florida and even to pay electric bills and delinquent income taxes.

He was indicted in the spring for wire fraud, federal program theft and witness tampering.