Judge Announces Settlement In Conn Whistleblower Case

Posted at 2:33 PM, Apr 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-26 14:33:28-04

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (EKB) — Seven-and-a-half years after it was filed, a federal whistleblower lawsuit that served as the first legal threat to former disability attorney Eric C. Conn has now ended.

Two Social Security Administration employees, Jennifer Griffith and Sarah Carver, filed a whistleblower lawsuit in 2011 against Conn and former Social Security Judge David Daugherty.

The suit alleged a conspiracy to defraud Social Security by obtaining disability benefits for Conn’s clients through fraud. Conn was eventually sentenced to his role in the case.

Thursday morning, another judge entered a similar judgment against Daugherty, after he pleaded guilty to two counts of bribery last May.

Both men have now been ordered to repay the government nearly $31.5 million. If any money is ever recovered, a portion of that amount will go to Griffith and Carver.