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Fugitive Lawyer Emails Terms of Surrender

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June 13, 2017

A Kentucky lawyer who is on the lam, evading a nearly $600 million Social Security fraud case, is allegedly behind an email to a local newspaper which outlines proposed terms of surrender. Disability lawyer Eric C. Conn disappeared a month before his sentencing, and faces an outstanding FBI warrant for his arrest. Someone purporting to be Conn reached out to the Lexington Herald-Leader, and proposed that Conn would surrender so long as he was not charged with crimes related to fleeing. Scott White, Conn’s attorney, told the AP that he also received an email with those terms, and that he believes it was sent by his client. A $20,000 reward has been offered for information related to Conn, who pleaded guilty in March to stealing from the federal government and bribing a judge. He faces up to 12 years in prison and has agreed to pay the government back tens of millions of dollars.

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