Lexington law firm working to organize and distribute thousands of client files caught up in Eric Conn scheme
By Hillary Thornton |
Posted: Tue 4:09 PM, Jan 15, 2019 |
Updated: Wed 7:57 AM, Jan 16, 2019
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - He admitted to defrauding the federal government out of $550 million and is currently serving a 27 year prison sentence. However, Eric Conn's former clients and those helping them continue to deal with the aftermath of his social security scheme.
"A lot of people don't think about all of the impacts a situation like this causes," said Cary Howard, Jr.
As part of the court process Conn's well known law compound off of U.S. 23 in Floyd County, including the distinct statues that sit out front were seized by the federal government. Inside those offices were thousands of client files. So what has happened with all of those files? Back in the fall Howard along with Barry Stilz were appointed by a federal judge as the receivers of those files. Howard and Stilz work at Lexington based law firm Kinkead and Stilz.
"This always is a part of dealing with the aftermath of the closure of a law office, this process has to be gone through. Very rarely and never in my experience has it been on this scale," explained Howard. Read More