Honduras Arrests U.S. Lawyer Sought in Social Security Fraud

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Friday, December 15, 2017
Bruce Zagaris

On December 2, 2017, agents of the Honduran Technical Criminal Investigation Agency (ATIC) arrested Kentucky attorney Eric Christopher Conn, 57, who has pleaded guilty to charges over his role in a more than $550 million disability fraud scheme.

In March 2017, Conn pleaded guilty to theft of government money and payment of gratuities.  He was placed under house arrest with a GPS monitor pending sentencing, and days before he was scheduled to testify against a co-conspirator in a fraud trial involving Social Security benefits.  The ankle monitor was found in Lexington, Kentucky, in a backpack along Interstate-75.

Subsequent to fleeing, a court sentenced him in absentia to 12 years in prison.