Ex-AC mayor gets probation

July 25, 2008 8:22:56 AM PDT
Former Atlantic City mayor Robert Levy was given probation and a $5,000 fine for lying about his Vietnam War service to pad his benefits check. Levy must also repay the $25,000 in extra benefits he received as a result of the lies.

Known as the "missing mayor" because he dropped out of sight for two weeks last fall, Levy later admitted to lying about what he did in the war in order to obtain the extra veteran's benefits.

He stepped down as mayor last October, after admitting his two-week absence was to attend a clinic for treatment of substance abuse and mental health issues.

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