Eric C. Conn Case

FBI via AP, File

An eastern Kentucky disability attorney who masterminded the largest Social Security fraud in history has been sentenced to an additional 15 years in prison for fleeing the country in an effort to avoid prosecution. The sentence imposed Friday means Eric Conn is scheduled to spend 27 years in prison for defrauding the government of $500 million in disability benefits.

Another 2,000 Kentuckians Could Lose Disability Benefits

Feb 3, 2018

Another 1,965 people in eastern Kentucky could lose their federal benefits because of a disgraced attorney who made millions by bribing judges and doctors to OK disability checks for his clients.

Fugitive Lawyer Eric C. Conn Captured In Honduras

Dec 4, 2017
AP File Photo

A fugitive Kentucky lawyer who escaped before facing sentencing for his central role in a massive Social Security fraud case has been captured in Honduras, officials said Monday.

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Federal authorities searching for a fugitive Kentucky lawyer involved in a massive Social Security fraud case have released surveillance photos that they say show him at a gas station and a Walmart in New Mexico in early June.

A Kentucky lawyer who billed himself as "Mr. Social Security" has been indicted on charges that he made millions by paying a doctor and a judge to rubber-stamp disability claims using phony medical evidence.

Associated Press

U.S. Rep. Hal Rogers says a suspension of federal disability benefits for 900 recipients in eastern Kentucky and southern West Virginia is being lifted.