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3 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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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 (http://bit.ly/1l7tXZK ) 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 ...

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14 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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In Disney's shadow, homeless families struggle

The Johnsons are among a growing number of families living in hotels in this Florida tourist corridor because they can't afford anything else and because their county has no shelters for the estimated 1,216 homeless households with children. The problem has created a backlash among the mostly mom-and-pop businesses, with some owners suing the county sheriff to force his deputies ...

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22 HOURS AGO - San Francisco Chronicle

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Wisconsin increases disability parking fines

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — It will soon be three times more costly for drivers to park illegally in a disability parking spot in Wisconsin. Gov. Scott Walker signed a bill Wednesday increasing those fines starting Friday. The new law will increase minimum fines from $50 to $150. The current maximum penalty of $300 won't change. The law also creates a ...

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APR 23, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Soldier pleads guilty to falsely taking benefits

The U.S. Attorney's office says in a statement that 37-year-old James Scott Nickerson pleaded guilty Tuesday to one count of making a false official statement to a federal agency. Nickerson admitted being paid nearly $72,000 in Social Security disability benefits he shouldn't have received.

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APR 22, 2014 - San Francisco Chronicle

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Rocker police officer guilty in NY fraud

NEW YORK (AP) — A Port Authority police officer has pleaded guilty to charges he collected disability for an arm injury at the same time he was performing in a metal band called Cousin Sleaze. Video from that period shows him on tour as the lead singer for Cousin Sleaze.

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