LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Kentucky disability attorney Eric C. Conn was called the ringleader of the one the biggest Social Security fraud cases in U.S. history.
The allegations against him involved bribery, bogus claims, and millions of dollars.
In March, Conn admitted to cheating the federal government out of more than $550 million.
Conn disappeared on June 2 after a hearing in Lexington. Police found his ankle monitor in a backpack on the side of I-75 in Fayette County. Conn was scheduled to testify against one of his co-conspirators just days after he went on the run.
Six months later, the FBI caught Conn without incident at a Pizza Hut in Honduras and brought him back to Kentucky to face justice.
The impact of the case against Conn also put thousands of Kentuckians disability cases in jeopardy leaving many of his former clients in limbo.