Man claim­ing to fugi­tive Conn claims to have es­caped abroad

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LOUISVILLE | A fugi­tive Ken­tucky lawyer at the cen­ter of a nearly $600 mil­lion So­cial Se­cu­rity fraud case has

fled the coun­try us­ing a fake pass­port and has a job abroad, thanks to help from some­one over­seas.

The Lex­ing­ton Her­ald-Leader re­ported Sun­day that 56-year-old Eric Conn, in an email ex­change with the pa­per over the week­end, says he flew to a coun­try that does not have an ex­tra­di­tion agree­ment with the U.S.

The pa­per says it tried to ver­ify Conn’s iden­tity by ask­ing him ques­tion that only he could an­swer, in­clud­ing his So­cial Se­cu­rity num­ber, which it ob­tained from court doc­u­ments, and de­tails about one of his mar­riages. He

an­swered cor­rectly, the pa­per says.

Conn pleaded guilty in March to steal­ing from the fed­eral gov­ern­ment and brib­ing a judge.

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