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BUFFALO, N.Y. (AP) — A former U.S. Postal Service worker in western New York has pleaded guilty to scamming the federal government out of more than $1.2 million in benefits.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office says 59-year-old Richard Klaffka, of Holland, pleaded guilty Wednesday to wire fraud. Prosecutors say his 62-year-old wife, Cathleen, admitted to playing a role in the scheme.
Authorities say Richard Klaffka told Veterans Affairs in 2006 that he was disabled and needed to use a wheelchair because of an injury connected to his military service. He claimed he couldn’t walk or dress himself, but officials say he hiked, biked and played horseshoes.
He also claimed to have limited mobility because of an injury suffered while working for the post office.
He and his wife were ordered to pay back the more than $1.2 million they received in VA and workers compensation benefits.
WASHINGTON (AP) — Applications for US unemployment benefits rise to still-low 258,000, a sign layoffs are low.
Islamic State group says through its Aaamaq news agency that the London attacker was a ‘soldier of the Islamic State’
BEIRUT (AP) — Islamic State group says through its Aaamaq news agency that the London attacker was a ‘soldier of the Islamic State’
CATONSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Cardinal William Keeler, who helped ease tensions between Catholics and Jews and headed the oldest Roman Catholic diocese in the U.S. for 18 years, has died. He was 86.
Archbishop William Lori announced in a statement that Keeler died early Thursday at St. Martin’s Home for the Aged in Catonsville, Maryland. No cause of death was released.
Keeler retired in 2007 as the head of the archdiocese of Baltimore.
He devoted much of his clerical life to improving ties with other denominations, especially Jews. From 1992 to 1995, he was president of the National Conference of Catholic Bishops. He also served as moderator for Catholic/Jewish Relations and was a member of the Committee on Ecumenical and Interreligious Affairs.
Keeler urged religious leaders to tackle the world’s problems together.
Cardinal William Keeler dies at age 86; helped ease Catholic-Jewish tensions, led Baltimore archdiocese
CATONSVILLE, Md. (AP) — Cardinal William Keeler dies at age 86; helped ease Catholic-Jewish tensions, led Baltimore archdiocese.
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukrainian police say former Russian lawmaker Denis Voronenkov has been shot and killed in Kiev.
LONDON (AP) — British prime minister: millions of acts of normality are the greatest response to terror.
LONDON (AP) — Prime Minister Theresa May says the attacker was British-born, and was known to authorities.