PRESTONSBURG, Ky. (MTN) — The majority of citizens who were affected by the Eric C. Conn disability claim debacle could see their long-awaited client share checks in the mail as early as this week.
According to a Facebook post by Prestonsburg attorney Ned Pillersdorf, his office has organized over 1,100 checks and envelopes, which were mailed out on Tuesday, June 23rd.
Eric C. Conn, an eastern Kentucky disability attorney who masterminded the largest Social Security fraud in history totaling over $550 million dollars, plead guilty in March of 2018 and was sentenced to 27 years in prison.
According to multiple news reports, the Social Security Administration notified 1,500 people who had been represented by Conn that their cases would be reviewed to re-determine eligibility and suspended disability payments for about 900 of them.
Eric Conn was escorted by Honduran SWAT team agents prior to his extradition, at the Toncontin International Airport, in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Conn was captured as he came out of a Pizza Hut in the coastal city of La Ceiba.
Pillersdorf mentions that the checks were to be mailed out on Saturday, June 20, 2020 but he miscalculated the timing of when the settlement would finalize.
The attorney also mentions that there are a few clients with address issues and his office is working diligently to correct any problems.