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Former SJSD Superintendent Dan Colgan Free After Serving 10-Months

Colgan served about 10-months of a 12-month sentence, according to federal prison records, and now faces two years of supervised release.

Posted: Nov 16, 2017 12:53 PM

(ST. JOSEPH, Mo.) Former St. Joseph School District Superintendent Dan Colgan is now free 10 months after he began serving a sentence in federal prison for wire fraud.


Colgan, 71, pleaded guilty last June to one count of wire fraud stemming from a fraud scheme in which he received more than $662,000 in pension payments to which he was not entitled.

Colgan served about 10-months of a 12-month sentence, according to federal prison records, and now faces two years of supervised release. He has also repaid $662,000 to the Public School and Education Employee Retirement Systems of Missouri.

The ex-superintendent served most of his sentence at the Federal Correctional Institution in Pekin, Illinois. He was placed under the supervision of a residential re-entry management field office based in Kansas City, Kansas in October to serve the remainder of his sentence at a half-way house.

Federal court records show Colgan's release date as Nov. 16, 2017.

Colgan was superintendent of the St. Joseph School District from 1992 until his retirement in 2005.

He admitted that he caused others to falsely report his salary to the PSRS in order to increase his retirement benefits.

As a result, Colgan was paid excess benefits that totaled $677,313 over a 10-year period.

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