Disability Lawyer Eric Conn Arrested On Federal Charges

Apr 5, 2016

A Kentucky lawyer who billed himself as "Mr. Social Security" has been indicted on charges that he made millions by paying a doctor and a judge to rubber-stamp disability claims using phony medical evidence.

Eric C. Conn
Credit wuky.org

The indictment against Eric C. Conn, Social Security administrative law judge David Daugherty and clinical psychologist Dr. Alfred Bradley Adkins was unsealed Tuesday. Among other charges, they have been indicted for conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud.

Conn, Daugherty and Adkins are accused of colluding to secure millions in federal benefits for Conn's clients while enriching themselves as well.

Conn's attorney James Deckard declined to comment as he arrived at the courthouse for the defendants' court hearing Tuesday afternoon. Adkins' attorney Jonah Stevens said his client "has the presumption of innocence."