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Originally published Tuesday, April 7, 2009 at 6:30 AM

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Idaho man pleads guilty in major VA fraud case

A man has pleaded guilty in a $1.5 million disability fraud case - reportedly the biggest in Veterans Affairs Department history.

SPOKANE, Wash. —

A man has pleaded guilty in a $1.5 million disability fraud case - reportedly the biggest in Veterans Affairs Department history.

Cases in Idaho and Washington state were resolved Monday in an agreement with 59-year-old James M. Sebero of Laclede, Idaho. He pleaded guilty in Spokane to wire fraud and making a false statement and agreed to forfeit personal assets and to pay $950,000 in restitution.

Laclede could face 20 years and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced July 10.

He served in the Air Force from 1969 to 1975, when he told military personnel he was injured while unloading a snowmobile. He later claimed he had lost the use of his legs.

U.S. Attorney James A. McDevitt calls it the largest disability compensation fraud case in VA history.

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