FBI: Fugitive lawyer linked to social security fraud spotted

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - 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.

Amy Hess is the FBI's top agent in Kentucky. She said Friday that Eric Conn fled in June using a truck owned and registered by an unidentified co-conspirator to a "dummy" company in Montana.

Hess says the FBI traced the truck to New Mexico, where it was abandoned.

She says there's no indication Conn crossed into Mexico.

The FBI released details the same day Conn was sentenced in absentia in Lexington, Kentucky, to 12 years in prison. Conn pleaded guilty to charges stemming from more than $500 million in Social Security fraud.

© 2018 Associated Press


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