Former St. Joseph superintendent sentenced for wire fraud

7 months 2 weeks 2 days ago November 10, 2016 Nov 10, 2016 Thursday, November 10 2016 Thursday, November 10, 2016 10:09:21 AM CST in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. JOSEPH (AP) — A former St. Joseph school district superintendent who was overpaid more than $660,000 in pension payments has been sentenced to one year and one day in prison.

The sentence imposed Thursday stems from retirement benefits that 70-year-old Dan Colgan, of St. Joseph, received from the Public School and Education Employee Retirement Systems of Missouri. Through his plea, Colgan admitted that his salary was improperly inflated to increase his retirement benefits.

He served as superintendent from 1992 to 2005, and then on the school board from 2010 until March 2015. His tenure on the board ended about one month after the district received a highly critical state audit.

As part of his wire fraud sentence, he also paid restitution.

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