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Kinloch mayor sentenced to 21 months in prison, restitution payment for three federal charges

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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."

The release details the charges against Conway:

According to court documents, and statements made in Court at the time of the plea, between January 2009 and March 31, 2011, Conway stole, diverted and embezzled city funds to pay for several personal Bahamas vacation cruises, airline tickets to Las Vegas and Ft. Lauderdale for himself and friends, the down payment and loan payments on a time share condominium in South Florida, personal credit card bills, personal federal income taxes, as well as Ameren electric bills for a city owned residence where he was living rent free.  Further, following his original indictment on the fraud and embezzlement charges, and while on bond, Conway provided false information to Kinloch City Officials including several members of the Board of Aldermen relative to the criminal charges pending against him and urged those officials to provide false information about those charges contained in the original indictment.  Conway was originally indicted on the fraud charges in May, 2011and was charged in a superseding indictment June 2, 2011 with the additional witness tampering charge.