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Disability Lawyer Sentenced To 12 Years For Fraud, Flees
Updated July 19, 2017 6:20 AM
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(PIKEVILLE, KY.) - 56-year-old Eric Conn, a Social Security disability lawyer in Pikeville, Ky., was given a 12-year prison sentence for fraudulently obtaining more than $550 million in benefits for thousands of claimants, the Department of Justice said.

Talk Media News reports, he was also ordered to pay more than $106 million in restitution to the Social Security Administration. DOJ said Conn paid $10,000 a month to an SSA administrative law judge who approved falsified medical applications for disability benefits.

Conn pleaded guilty to the charges and was awaiting sentencing when he fled from federal custody and remains a fugitive.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has posted a $20,000 reward for information leading to Conn's arrest.



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