Officials say a fugitive Kentucky lawyer who escaped before his sentencing in a massive Social Security fraud case has been captured in Honduras.
The Honduras public magistrate’s office said Eric Conn was captured by a SWAT team as he came out of a restaurant in the coastal city of La Ceiba. Conn was transferred to the U.S. on Tuesday (12/5).
Federal agents spent months tracking down Conn, who cut off his electronic monitor and fled in June. Conn pleaded guilty in March to stealing from the federal government and bribing a judge in a more than $500 million Social Security fraud case.