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Attorney For Conn's Clients Reacts To His Capture

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - One week ago, attorney Ned Pillersdorf was in Honduras. Pillersdorf, who represents victims whose social security disability benefits were taken away after former attorney Eric C. Conn was convicted of fraud, was vacationing in the same country where the disgraced attorney would be captured.

Despite this coincidence, Pillersdorf insists he had nothing to do with Conn's capture.

"Nobody believes me. I had no connection to Conn being arrested," Pillersdorf told LEX 18. "I take vacation to get away from this debacle going on 2.5 years."

The story was a modern day cat-and-mouse game. Eric C. Conn was a former attorney who attempted to work for Pillersdorf at one point. Bad blood formed after Conn pleaded guilty to funneling $10,000 to a candidate running against Pillersdorf's wife Judge Janet Stumbo.

Conn fled the US after he was convicted in a billion-dollar social security scheme.  In the aftermath, Pillersdorf has been one of Conn's most vocal critics. He even sponsored a "Where in the World Is Eric?" raffle that benefitted a local animal shelter. Participants would bet on locations where they thought  Conn was hiding from the law. The winner would receive a framed copy of a fax that Conn allegedly sent to Ned following his escape, taunting him.

Honduras was not one of the options in the raffle.

At the heart of the story though, Pillersdorf's focus has been on Conn's victims. Shortly after the investigation began into Conn, the SSA sent letters to 900 clients informing them that their benefits were being frozen due to potential fraud on the part of their attorney. 

Two of the clients committed suicide in the aftermath.

Pillersdorf took on several cases and very vocally accused the SSA of not acting within the perimeters of the constitution. He also recruited lawyers to assist him and held public forums to discuss options. So far, he has won a $31 million judgment against the fugitive attorney. Despite the circus that surrounds Conn, Pillersdorf wants to remind the media that his clients are the true victims. 

As he reflects on the incident, he believes that somehow, Conn's greed caught up with him.

"I suspect when we learn the true story in Honduras he got into a financial misdealing and angered someone who he tried to beat out of some small amount of money and they turned him in," Pillersdorf says.

When asked what he thinks will happen to Eric after he starts serving his sentence, Pillersdorf doesn't miss a beat.

"I suspect he'll turn into some jailhouse lawyer," he says.

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