Former Missouri lawmaker sentenced to probation

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A former Missouri lawmaker has been sentenced to five years of probation for Social Security fraud.

The Kansas City Star reports ( ) that Ray Salva was sentenced Wednesday. Court records indicate he pleaded guilty last year and already had paid restitution of $58,816.

Salva, a Democrat from Sugar Creek, was accused of receiving about $59,000 in federal disability benefits while also collecting his legislative salary. He represented the Kansas City suburb of Sugar Creek in the state House from January 2003 until January 2011.

Information from: The Kansas City Star,


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