Attorney Under Fire Denies Wrongdoing

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An eastern Kentucky disability lawyer is denying accusations that he collaborated with a former West Virginia judge to improperly award disability benefits.

The Appalachian News-Express reports attorney Eric C. Conn denied wrongdoing in a statement sent out by his law office, which is located in Stanville near the West Virginia border.

The accusations against him were in a report released Monday by congressional investigators. It accused him of scheming with retired administrative law Judge David B. Daugherty to approve more than 1,800 disability cases from 2006 to 2010.

Conn declined to answer questions during a Senate hearing, asserting his constitutional right against self-incrimination. Daugherty left the hearing before being called to testify.

The statement from Conn asks the public to reserve judgment until "all the facts are known."

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


WBKO.com is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

Keep it clean, keep it civil, keep it truthful, stay on topic, be responsible, no links, share your knowledge, and please suggest removal of comments that violate these standards.

powered by Disqus
WBKO 2727 Russellville Road Bowling Green, KY 42101-3976 Phone: 270-781-1313 After Hours Hotline: 270-781-6397 Fax: 270-781-1814
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 227385621 - wbko.com/a?a=227385621