The former school superintendent in St. Joseph was sentenced Thursday to a year in prison for a $600,000 pension fraud scheme.
Danny L. Colgan, 70, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Kansas City, where he pleaded guilty in June to a charge of wire fraud.
Colgan was the superintendent of the St. Joseph School District from July 1, 1992, until he retired at the end of 2005.
He was entitled to retirement benefits, but federal prosecutors said he used inflated salary information so he could receive more money.
Over a 10-year period, Colgan was paid $677,313 more than he should have received, according to prosecutors.
At Thursday’s sentencing, Colgan made a final payment of $608,257 to complete his court-ordered restitution.