This past week, former Social Security judge David B. Daugherty pled guilty to fraudulently approving over 1,700 disability claims for attorney Eric C. Conn. Conn had paid Daugherty $609,000 to approve his bogus claims making him over $7 million.
Conn, who use to refer to himself as “Mr. Social Security,” had also been found guilty in falsifying medical records, submitting bogus IQ tests, and bribing doctors to give his clients bogus diagnoses to win their claims.
The whole thing ended up costing the government more than $550 million dollars in disability payments. Conn pled guilty earlier this year and has agreed to pay $5.7 million to the government and $45.5 million to the Social Security Administration. He will not be sentenced until July. He faces up to 12 years in prison. Daugherty will pay the government $609,000 and faces up to 4 years in prison.
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It’s dishonesty like this that make it so difficult for people who actually need disability to get the benefits they deserve. Our office will only take cases from those whom we feel really are not able to work. Our attorneys are honest and will fight for those in need. Give our office a call today for your free evaluation to see if you may qualify for disability benefits.