A magistrate judge has recommended denying a motion to dismiss all charges by former Floyd Co Social Security Attorney Eric C. Conn. Conn had filed a motion back in March seeking to have the original criminal indictment against him be dismissed. Conn was originally indicted on 18 counts, which included conspiracy, mail fraud, wire fraud, destruction of records and other charges. Those charges were related to a scheme to defraud Social Security by obtaining disability benefits for his clients with falsified medical evidence. Eric C. Conn pleaded guilty last year to theft and bribery in exchange for the government dropping those charges. He went on the run and was discovered several months later.
Conn was sentenced in his absence to the maximum of 12 years, and prosecutors announced their intention to continue prosecution of the original 18 charges because they said he violated his plea agreement by fleeing. A district judge will have the final say in the case. Conn and prosecutors now have until May 18th to file any objections to the recommendation, before U.S. District Judge Danny Reeves issues a final order.