Friday, April 29, 2016

Conn trial postponed indefinitely

The trial of embattled disability attorney Eric C. Conn and two others won’t take place anytime soon. Conn, retired Social Security Judge David Daugherty and Pikeville psychologist Alfred Bradley Adkins were named in an 18-count federal indictment April 1. The indictment alleges a series of crimes related to a scheme to improperly obtain disability benefits for Conn’s clients. Last week, defense attorneys asked that the case be declared complex, due to the volume of evidence. Previous filings by prosecutors have noted that the evidence against the three includes 4 million pages of documents and that the trial would take 4-to-6 weeks. On Thursday, U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert Wier agreed that the case is complex and cancelled the June 7 trial date. No new date has been set, but attorneys will be in court in July to discuss how the case is coming along.