Conn’s henchman pleads guilty to role in Social Security fraudster’s stunning escape

FILE - In a Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 file photo, fugitive lawyer Eric Conn is taken into custody by FBI agents on the tarmac at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Ky. Conn is facing prosecution on charges he would have avoided if he had not vanished for six months to avoid prison. A federal prosecutor filed court papers signaling the government will try Conn on more than a dozen charges including mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering. If convicted, Conn could spend the rest of his life in prison. (AP Photo/Matt Goins, File)
FILE – In a Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017 file photo, fugitive lawyer Eric Conn is taken into custody by FBI agents on the tarmac at Blue Grass Airport in Lexington, Ky. Conn is facing prosecution on charges he would have …

A man who helped the orchestrator of the largest Social Security fraud in U.S. history cut off his ankle bracelet and flee the country pleaded guilty Friday to his role in the escape, admitting he’d spent months working to set it up.

Curtis Lee Wyatt had been the muscle for Eric C. Conn, a Kentucky lawyer who authorities say ran a fraud ring that totaled well more than $1 billion in bogus Social Security disability claims.

Conn was caught and was set to go to jail but was out on bond, when he cut off his ankle bracelet on the side of an interstate in Kentucky last June and made a run for the U.S.-Mexico border, managing to flee…

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