Fugitive Lawyer Sentenced for His Role in $550 Million Social Security Fraud Scheme

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By on July 17, 2017 in Current Events with 0 Comments
Mugshot of Eric Christopher Conn

Eric Christopher Conn pictured in 2017 (Source: FBI)

Eric Christopher Conn 56, of Pikeville, Kentucky, was sentenced in U.S. District Court last week for his role in a scheme to fraudulently obtain more than $550 million in federal disability payments from the Social Security Administration (SSA) for thousands of claimants.

Conn, however, is currently a fugitive, disappearing on June 2. He was not present for his court hearing.

He was recently spotted in New Mexico and the FBI is currently offering a reward for information leading to his capture.

Conn was ordered to pay restitution in an amount in excess of $106 million to the SSA and HHS. He pleaded guilty to one count of theft of government money and one count of payment of gratuities.

 

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