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Appleton man to plead guilty in VA fraud case

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(WLUK) -- An Appleton man accused of faking a disability in order to obtain unemployment benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs has agreed to plead guilty.

Daniel Kososki, 53, faces multiple charges, including wire fraud and submitting a false statement.

Court documents say Kososki received about $150,000 in individual unemployablity benefits to which he was not entitled to.

Kososki served in the United States Army from November 1982 to June 1987.

Kososki is accused of continually applying for IU benefits based on a claim that head trauma, caused from a car accident during that time, gave him severe headaches and prevented him from working.

Court documents say Kososki held a number of jobs while still collecting IU benefits, including operating and managing a Packers-themed bar in Costa Rica.

As part of the guilty plea, Kososki must pay approximately $147,020.38 in restitution to the VA.

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