Accomplice to fugitive attorney fraudster pleads guilty in Kentucky

On March 30, the Department of Justice announced that Curtis Wyatt had pleaded guilty to conspiring with a disbarred attorney to flee from the United States shortly before he was to be sentenced. The attorney, Eric C. Conn, was a defendant in a whistleblower lawsuit filed by the Vernia Law Firm, Wohlander Law, and Wallingford Law on behalf of two former Social Security Administration employees who alleged that Conn conspired with an SSA Administrative Law Judge, David B. Daugherty, to defraud the government by approving disability appeals on fraudulent grounds. According to DOJ’s press release: An Eastern Kentucky man pleaded guilty today for his role in assisting a former Social Security disability lawyer escape from federal custody. Acting Assistant Attorney General John P. Cronan of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division, Special Agent in Charge Amy S. Hess of the FBI’s Louisville, Kentucky Field Division and Special Agent in Charge Michael McGill of…

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