TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — Honduran authorities arrested an eastern Kentucky attorney who fled to avoid prison time for his role in a $500 million Social Security disability fraud scheme.

Eric Conn represented clients in Kentucky and southern West Virginia. He was sentenced in absentia in July to 12 years in prison, as well as ordered to pay more than $170 million in restitution, a $50,000 fine and a forfeiture judgment of $5,750,404.

Conn was on home confinement when he allegedly cut off his monitor and fled. He was arrested by Honduras’ Technical Agency for Criminal Investigation while leaving a restaurant in La Ceiba.

According to the newspaper El Heraldo, Conn will be flown back to the United States on Tuesday.

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