Lawyer: Damages granted in disability scheme

Louisville • A Kentucky lawyer facing prison time for a scheme to defraud the government of nearly $600 million in federal disability payments took another legal hit Wednesday when a judge ordered him to pay nearly $31.5 million in damages to the government and two whistleblowers. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Amul R. Thapar was the latest fallout for Eric C. Conn, the self-proclaimed “Mr. Social Security” who lived in a palatial home and was a frequent world traveler. Thapar ordered Conn to...

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