LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — An accomplice of Eric C. Conn was sentenced Friday to prison time for helping the disgraced former attorney flee prosecution in a Social Security fraud scheme.
Curtis Wyatt pleaded guilty to conspiracy to escape in March. He is a former employee of the attorney. The FBI says Wyatt, under Conn’s direction, assessed security at US-Mexico border checkpoints, bought Conn’s getaway car with cash and registered it under a dummy corporation and also had an aluminum lined bag sent to his house in Pike County that scrambles GPS signals.
Conn was eventually recaptured in Honduras at a Pizza Hut restaurant.
Wyatt was sentenced to 7 months, with credit for 3 months of time served. He also was fined $500.
The judge took Wyatt’s background into consideration. His background is spotless.
As for Conn, a federal judge approved a plea deal where Conn could face an addition 15 years in prison for his escape to Honduras.