Former judge sentenced to 4 years in Social Security case

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – A former administrative law judge has been sentenced to four years in prison for taking bribes from Kentucky lawyer Eric C. Conn in a $600 million Social Security fraud case.

Media outlets report 81-year-old David B. Daugherty of Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, was sentenced Friday in U.S. District Court in Lexington.

Conn represented thousands in eastern Kentucky in Social Security cases. Daugherty worked in Huntington, West Virginia, where appeals from eastern Kentucky were heard. Daugherty pleaded guilty in May to taking more than $600,000 in bribes in cases involving Conn’s clients.

Conn pleaded guilty to submitting false information to Social Security and making illegal payments to Daugherty. Conn disappeared June 2 after removing an electronic monitoring device while he awaited sentencing. He was sentenced last month in absentia to 12 years.

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8/25/2017 5:35:27 PM (GMT -4:00)

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