BANGOR — A Bradford man has been sentenced to two years of probation for lying about other sources of income while collecting benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Angus Brasslett Jr. also was ordered by U.S. District Judge John Woodcock on Monday to pay a $500 fine and nearly $7,000 in restitution.

Prosecutors say the 64-year-old Brasslett earned extra money selling scrap metal to at least five different recycling businesses but did not report it to VA officials.

The Bangor Daily News reports that he waived indictment and pleaded guilty to theft of government property on Nov. 22.

Prosecutors say Brasslett received a 40 percent disability rating and received VA pension benefits.

He has faced up to 10 years in prison.

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