Indictment: Fugitive Kentucky lawyer had help in his escape

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) – A federal indictment claims a fugitive Kentucky lawyer involved in a Social Security fraud case had help in the escape plot he hatched a year before his disappearance.

The newly unsealed indictment alleges an employee of Eric Conn opened a bank account that Conn used to transfer money out of the country. It claims the employee, Curtis Lee Wyatt, tested security at the U.S-Mexico border at Conn’s direction.

Wyatt is accused of purchasing a pickup truck for use in Conn’s escape in June.

The indictment charges Wyatt with aiding in Conn’s escape.

Wyatt’s attorney, Thomas Lyons, told the Lexington Herald-Leader he thinks his client will receive a summons for a court appearance this week.

Conn pleaded guilty to stealing from the government and bribing a judge in a more than $500 million Social Security fraud case.

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