FBI questions family, associates of fugitive Eric C. Conn

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WKYT/WYMT) - In its hunt for Eric C. Conn, the FBI questioned numerous people Monday about what they might know about the Floyd County lawyer's run from the law.

Officials in Floyd County also confirmed to WYMT on Monday that Conn is now accused of stealing a car owned by the mother of his daughter. FBI agents agents would not confirm whether they thought Conn may be in the stolen vehicle.

Those questioned by FBI agents on Monday included Conn's family members and business associates, according to the FBI.

Conn pleaded guilty in March for his role in a $550 million dollar social security fraud scheme and was scheduled to be sentenced July 14.

On June 2, he removed his electronic monitor and fled from his home. The monitor was later found in a backpack along I-75 in Lexington, according to the FBI which is offering a $20,000 reward for information leading to Conn's arrest.

The FBI believes Conn is still in the United States. In a news briefing in Louisville last week, agents say they believe a doctor accused of being Conn's accomplice in bilking the government of millions of dollars helped him flee.

From October 2004 to April 2016, Conn worked with retired Social Security Administration Judge David B. Daugherty and multiple doctors to submit thousands of falsified medical documents to the SSA.

Court documents say the men worked together to retroactively pay disability benefits to multiple people and those people continued receiving Medicare and Medicaid benefits.

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