Fugitive Kentucky lawyer behind $550M social security fraud captured in Honduras


Eric C. Conn is expected to be deported to the United States after he was arrested while leaving a restaurant in La Ceiba, the Honduras news publication El Pais reported. While he was on the run, the judge did give Conn the maximum sentence of 12 years.

The judge, David Daugherty, pleaded guilty to taking illegal gratuities and was sentenced to four years in prison, while the psychologist, Alfred Bradley Adkins, who was found guilty, was sentenced to 25 years for fraud and other crimes.

News reports in Honduras said he was traced to the location after logging onto the restaurant's Wi-Fi.

On Tuesday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation announced Conn was captured in Honduras.

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In July, he was sentenced in absentia to 12 years in prison and ordered to pay $170 million in restitution. "He let people like my husband have trust in him, and he let that down".

A Kentucky lawyer who disappeared after his conviction in a massive social security fraud case is in a Honduran jail. "He refused to do so".

After Conn fled, federal agents spotted him on surveillance videos at a gas station and at a Walmart in New Mexico, near where indicted co-conspirator Curtis Lee Wyatt allegedly tested those border crossings.

Hess said Conn was arrested the previous Saturday. A truck Conn is believed to have used during his escape was discovered in New Mexico near the border with Mexico, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said in July.

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The indictment said Wyatt, who had worked at Conn's Floyd County, Ky., law office, even allegedly tested security at the USA border with Mexico on Conn's behalf.

Conn was well-known in Lexington from TV commercials and billboards touting him as "Mr".

Conn is set to be brought back to the U.S. Tuesday. Shortly thereafter, Conn was sitting a table across from investigators in Honduras. White said they will enter a standard not guilty plea.

Conn had been on the run for six months after he left his ankle monitor along I-75 on June 2.

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