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.
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.