Lawyer, accomplices indicted in $600 million federal fraud case

April 6, 2016 06:23


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A Kentucky lawyer, a retired administrative law judge and a psychologist have been charged with committing $600 million in disability fraud by submitting phony medical records to the government, according an indictment unsealed on Tuesday.

The 18-count federal indictment accused Eric Christopher Conn, an attorney who advertised his services through the website, of directing the fraud scheme over the course of eight years with two other named defendants - David Black Daugherty and Alfred Adkins.

Prosecutors allege Conn filed more than 2,000 bogus claims with the Social Security Administration seeking disability benefits totaling more than $600 million, some of which was obtained by Conn's clients in the form of retroactive payments.

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