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Kentucky lawyer pulls off $550 million disability con–the largest Social Security fraud in U.S. history

Kentucky lawyer pulls off 0 million disability con–the largest Social Security fraud in U.S. history

In 2010, small town Kentucky lawyer Eric Conn was the third-highest-earning disability lawyer in the United States, winning $3.9 million for his clients in their disability claims against the Social Security Administration.

By all appearances, Conn was a virtuoso. He boasted a 99% success rate in getting his clients their disability payments–collecting as much as $6,000 for himself per win. In his advertisements, Conn used the moniker “Mr. Social Security.”

But those were just appearances. While it’s true Conn successfully argued most of his cases, it had nothing to do with skill.

Well, not litigation skills, anyway.

Unbeknownst to his clients, the Social Security Administration, and just about everyone who knew his reputation, Conn was committing the single largest Social Security fraud in history.

His high win rate was purchased from a corrupt Social Security judge willing to approve anything Conn put across his desk in exchange for over a half million dollars in bribes.

For the next seven years, law enforcement built their case against Conn and his accomplice, Judge David Daughtery. While Daughtery plead guilty to multiple felonies regarding his role in the fraud, Conn fled the country to escape imprisonment.

Meanwhile, as many as 1,700 innocent people suddenly lost their Social Security disability payments, which they came to know in time were obtained illegally.

CNBC reports on the mind-boggling scheme, its impact on Conn’s victims, and how those seeking assistance with their own Social Security cases can guard themselves against unscrupulous third party claim representatives.

How a small town lawyer pulled off the biggest Social Security scam in U.S. history and why it could happen again from CNBC.

 

Source: The Seniors Center Blog

The Seniors Center President Dan Perrin speaks out against abusive “guardianships” and calls for greater protection for seniors

The Seniors Center is spreading the word about an alarming trend: so-called “guardians” exploiting and abusing their senior wards, liquidating their assets, blowing through their savings and bank accounts, and even denying them access to their own families. All these crooks have to do is attend a short orientation and complete a series of classes.… Continue Reading

The Seniors Center President Dan Perrin Calls for Protection of Senior Citizens from Abusive Legal “Guardians”

“When someone walks into your house, forces you to move out, and sells your belongings, I call that theft – maybe even a violent crime. How can we allow this to happen to senior citizens,” Dan Perrin, the president of The Seniors Center said this morning. The Seniors Center is calling on Congress to take… Continue Reading

The Seniors Center announces Dan Perrin Most Viewed Writer in Social Security on Quora in this morning’s news release

This morning, The Seniors Center was delighted to announce President Dan Perrin has reached the #1 spot on Most Viewed Writers on Quora in Social Security and Government with over 353,000 views. Dan has been hard at work answering YOUR questions about your Social Security benefits and offering his thoughts about current Social Security policy… Continue Reading

Senior Citizens Want an End to Double Taxation of Social Security

The Motley Fool, a Financial Advisory Business reports that 50% of Seniors are forced to pay taxes a second time on their Social Security benefits. They quote a survey by The Seniors Center. Seniors overwhelmingly agree this needs to change However, a new survey released two weeks ago from The Seniors Center, a Washington, D.C.-based… Continue Reading