Supreme Court rejects Conn appeal

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court has refused to hear an appeal from former disability attorney Eric C. Conn.

Conn is serving a 27-year sentence for filing disability claims for clients based on fraudulent medical evidence, bribing a Social Security judge, and for escaping from home confinement and fleeing the country.

He sought to appeal the escape charge, which accounts for five years of his sentence. He wanted the court to decide if he could rightfully be convicted of escape, when he wasn’t being held in a federal institution.

However, he was ordered to be held in home confinement and was required to wear an ankle monitor, which he cut off in order to flee.