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KCK apartment manager faces 4.5 years in prison

KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) -- A former Kansas City, Kan., assistant property manager accused of stealing federal housing funds faces more than four years in prison.

U.S. Attorney Barry Grissom said in a release that 28-year-old Mary Amador was sentenced Monday to four and a half years in prison and ordered to pay more than $300,000 in restitution.

She pleaded guilty earlier to charges including theft of public money, aggravated identity theft and making false statements.

Federal prosecutors say several residents of the apartment Amador helped manage were in the U.S. unlawfully, and that Amador took bribes from those residents in exchange for accepting counterfeit citizenship documents. Prosecutors say she also falsely reported to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development that the tenants were eligible to receive Section 8 housing subsidies.