Ex-Employee of Fugitive Ky Lawyer Pleads Not Guilty to Helping Escape

Oct 18, 2017

Credit FBI, via WFPL

An ex-employee of fugitive Kentucky lawyer Eric Conn has pleaded not guilty to charges of helping the attorney escape before his sentencing in a Social Security fraud case. 

A federal indictment alleges Curtis Lee Wyatt opened a bank account Conn used to transfer money out of the country and bought a truck for Conn's use in fleeing. Wyatt even allegedly tested security at the U.S.-Mexico border at Conn's direction.

The Lexington Herald-Leader reports that Wyatt was allowed to remain free before trial on home incarceration with electronic monitoring by a U.S. magistrate judge on Wednesday.

His trial is scheduled for Dec. 18.

Conn disappeared in June after pleading guilty to stealing from the federal government and bribing a judge in the more than $500 million Social Security fraud case.