U.S. District Judge Lesley Wells also sentenced Motko to three years of supervised release following his prison term.
On July 8, Motko pleaded guilty to one count of worker's compensation fraud.
Motko was a truck driver with the U.S. Postal Service and received worker's compensation payments between December, 2004 and February 2008.
He misrepresented his medical condition when he was, in fact, able to work. He represented that he was unable to walk from the parking lot to the post office, according to court documents.
In fact, he operated snow removal and lawn care businesses at the same time he was collecting worker's compensation, according to court documents.
"These types of fraud cases need to be prosecuted vigorously, and we will continue to do so," Dettelbach said.
The investigation preceding the indictment was jointly conducted by the U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General and the Department of Labor Office of Inspector General.
"The U.S. Postal Service pays over $1 billion annually in workers' compensation costs," said Eastern Area Special Agent in Charge Elizabeth A. Farcht, U.S. Postal Service Office of Inspector General.
"The majority of postal employees who collect federal workers' compensation benefits have legitimate claims due to on-the-job injuries and are truly unable to perform any work. A small percentage, however, abuse the system and cost the Postal Service millions of dollars in fraudulent claims."
"This conviction and sentencing should put those who choose to defraud the system on notice that Special Agents with the USPS Office of Inspector General will aggressively investigate these cases, and present them to the U.S. Attorney's Office for criminal prosecution when appropriate."