Trials & Litigation
Ex-lawyer imprisoned for $550M incapacity fraud cannot pursue suits in opposition to former shoppers, decide guidelines
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A Kentucky decide has ordered courtroom officers to nix tons of of small-claims instances filed by an imprisoned former lawyer who was captured exterior a Pizza Hut in Honduras after fleeing the nation.
Pike County Circuit Judge Eddy Coleman of the 35th Judicial Circuit in Kentucky ordered the courtroom clerk to purge all Pike County lawsuits filed by former lawyer Eric Conn in opposition to his former shoppers, report the Lexington Herald-Leader and the Associated Press.
Coleman ordered a default judgment in opposition to Conn after he didn’t reply to the suits, which had been filed by former shoppers.
Conn fled the nation after he pleaded guilty in a plot to defraud the Social Security Administration out of greater than $550 million. Prosecutors stated he submitted false medical paperwork and bribed an administrative regulation decide to order incapacity funds to his shoppers.
Conn was arrested in Honduras in December 2017 and sentenced to 27 years in jail for the incapacity fraud, for escape and for a bid to retaliate in opposition to a whistleblower.
Lawyer Ned Pillersdorf of Prestonsburg, Kentucky, had represented former Conn shoppers who obtained the purge order. In a press launch, Pillersdorf stated Conn would rent a physician to judge his shoppers for a $400 cost after which would sue his shoppers for the cash, based on the Lexington Herald-Leader.
Coleman stated Conn wasn’t eligible to follow incapacity regulation whereas he was pursuing the shoppers in courtroom.