Kentucky lawyer arrested in Honduras

Honduras public magistrate’s office shows Eric Conn with Technical Agency of Criminal Investigation agents after he was captured by police on Monday Dec. 4 2017 in the city of La Ceiba Atlantida Honduras. Conn a

The fraud reached into the hundreds of millions of dollars, mostly affecting his clients in impoverished parts of Kentucky and West Virginia, who then had to fight to try to keep their disability checks.

According to the newspaper El Heraldo, Conn will be flown back to the United States on Tuesday.

Eric Conn was handed over to the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday, a day after his capture by a SWAT team as he came out of a restaurant in the coastal city of La Ceiba.

Fugitive lawyer who pleaded guilty in $550M... What was clear was Eric Conn's 6-month run from the law was reduced to a simple stride in the direction of justice.

He was sentenced in absentia in July to 12 years in prison, as well as ordered to pay more than $170 million in restitution, a $50,000 fine and a forfeiture judgment of $5,750,404. Police were reportedly alerted to his location after he connected to the restaurant's Wi-Fi. "He let people like my husband have trust in him, and he let that down".

Honduran authorities arrested an eastern Kentucky attorney who fled to avoid prison time for his role in a $500 million Social Security disability fraud scheme. "He refused to do so".

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Hess said Conn was arrested the previous Saturday.

This FBI says this surveillance photo shows Eric Conn at a gas station in New Mexico. One of his former employees, Curtis Lee Wyatt, has been charged with helping Conn escape by opening a bank account for him and buying him a truck.

The indictment said Wyatt, who had worked at Conn's Floyd County, Ky., law office, even allegedly tested security at the US border with Mexico on Conn's behalf.

Conn's response to this reporter's question as to how it felt to be back in Kentucky could not be heard.

Conn was well-known in Lexington from TV commercials and billboards touting him as "Mr". Shortly thereafter, Conn was sitting a table across from investigators in Honduras. "I never thought they would catch him". White said they will enter a standard not guilty plea.

Conn fled while under house arrest with a Global Positioning System ankle monitor, which was found in a backpack along a road in Lexington, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said.

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