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FBI Believes Fugitive Conn Is Still In The U.S.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (LEX 18) -- After a raid at the law offices of Eric C. Conn turned up new evidence for federal investigators, the FBI held a press conference to announce that they believe he is still in the United States and that family members may be charged in the case.

Conn pleaded guilty in a multi-million dollar social security disability scheme and immediately went on the run before sentencing. His ankle monitor was found discarded on I-75 when he was allegedly coming to consult with his attorney about testifying in the trial of a co-conspirator.

Agents removed electronics and other items from his offices and his mother's home during an investigation Thursday.  A vehicle, believed to have possibly been involved in his escape, was searched.

Someone claiming to be Conn sent cryptic faxes to several media outlets and attorney Ned Pillersdorf, who is representing many of the clients whose disability benefits were suspended as a result of the federal investigation.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reported that Conn sent them terms for surrender including not being charged with fleeing.

Conn's attorney, Scott White, told The Associated Press on Sunday that he also received an email with some of the same details and is convinced it was from his client due in part to Conn's particular style of writing. He added that "my certainty is 99 percent." White said the terms outlined in both the email to him and to the newspaper were identical, adding that "sealed it for me."

A $20,000 reward has been offered for information leading authorities to Conn, who pleaded guilty in March to stealing from the federal government and bribing a judge. He faces up to 12 years in prison and has agreed to pay the government tens of millions of dollars.

The FBI says that the likelihood of charges for fleeing increase every day.

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