Email to pa­per claims to be from fugi­tive Ken­tucky lawyer

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LEXINGTON | Some­one claim­ing to be a Ken­tucky lawyer who dis­ap­peared a month be­fore sen­tenc­ing has con­tacted a news­pa­per spell­ing out pro­posed terms of his sur­ren­der.

Dis­abil­ity lawyer Eric C. Conn faces an out­stand­ing FBI ar­rest war­rant. The Lexington Her­ald-Leader re­ported terms re­ceived by email in­cluded that Conn not be charged with crimes re­lated to flee­ing.

Conn pleaded guilty in March to steal­ing from the fed­eral govern­ment and brib­ing a judge. He’s been or­dered to pay the govern­ment tens of mil­lions of dol­lars.

Conn’s at­tor­ney, Scott White, told The As­so­ci­ated Press on Sun­day he re­ceived an email with some of the same de­tails and is con­vinced it was from his client.

FBI spokesman David Habich said the bureau try­ing to lo­cate Conn.

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