One of the most resounding refrains heard during the Obama years was “Yes We Can!” But if you followed Barack Hussein Obama’s line of thinking or logic during his two terms, it was more appropriate to claim that he really couldn’t do anything of substance…at least, according to his daily complaint sessions to an adoring press.
Typically, he blamed everyone from George W. Bush (even after 6, 7 and 8 years) to the Republicans, to the American people. Someone was always to blame for his inadequacies, despite the fact that nearly 100% of his policies and executive orders went through the Republican Congress with barely a whimper. The RINOs ensured that Obama was a president unobstructed.
When it came time for prosecutions, Attorneys General Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch made it sound as if they were powerless to pursue fraud and corruption, particularly in Social Security and Medicare/Medicaid and SNAP program. What the Left said couldn’t be done, has now been done by the administration of Donald J. Trump, when his agents caught up to Social Security fraudster, Eric Conn (appropriately name it seems)!
A prominent Kentucky disability attorney at the center of a more than $500 million Social Security fraud case, who became the subject of a massive manhunt after he vanished months ago, has been captured in Honduras, officials announced Monday.
Eric Conn was captured by a SWAT team as he came out of a restaurant in the coastal city of La Ceiba, the Honduras public magistrate’s office said in a news release . The office added that the arrest was “the product of arduous intelligence, surveillance and tailing by the agents.”
U.S. federal agents spent months tracking Conn, who cut off his electronic monitor in June. The attorney was on home detention while awaiting sentencing, but he disappeared while in Lexington, Kentucky, at the permission of federal authorities to meet with his attorney and prosecutors.
Conn represented thousands in successful claims for Social Security benefits. Most of his clients in the impoverished coalfields of eastern Kentucky and West Virginia had to fight to try to keep their disability checks.
Conn pleaded guilty in March to stealing from the federal government and bribing a judge in the massive Social Security fraud case. His sentencing went on without him last summer, when he was given a 12-year prison term — the maximum possible.
The FBI office in Louisville, Kentucky, did not confirm the arrest Monday. Conn’s lawyer, Scott White, said he’d had no communication from the U.S.
A photo of Conn distributed by the office shows him with close-cropped, reddish-gray hair and a blue polo shirt sitting at a table, with a police agent wearing a ballistic vest and carrying an assault rifle behind him.
Conn, who started his law practice in a trailer in 1993, had portrayed himself as “Mr. Social Security.” He fueled that persona with outlandish TV commercials and small-scale replicas of the Statue of Liberty and the Lincoln Memorial at his office in eastern Kentucky.
His empire crumbled when investigators discovered he had been bribing a doctor and judge to approve disability claims based on fake medical evidence.
Ned Pillersdorf, an eastern Kentucky attorney who is representing hundreds of Conn’s former clients, said Conn’s scheme caused a “true humanitarian crisis.”
The fact that this man was captured a little less than one year in the Trump presidency proves that the Obama administration was more interested in the enforcement of a punishment on American taxpayers through ObamaCare than he was on ending corruption and fraud.
This cost taxpayers enormous amounts of money which will never be recovered by them. Thankfully, with the tax code overhaul bill moving rapidly through Congress as we speak, some long overdue relief will finally be granted to a very deserving American people.
Source: Fox News