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ST. LOUIS (AP) _ A lawyer who worked for the Social Security Administration in St. Louis has admitted that he defrauded the agency.

Federal prosecutors say 37-year-old Robert Brauker of St. Louis pleaded guilty Tuesday to two felony counts of theft of government property.

Brauker received disability benefits beginning in 1993 due to vision problems. Prosecutors say Brauker was supposed to report any income he made but didn’t do so in 2003 and 2010.

When he applied for work as an attorney-adviser with the Social Security Administration, he said he worked as a sole practitioner for roughly 20 hours a week. But prosecutors say he hadn’t reported those earnings.

Sentencing was set of Jan. 15, 2013.

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