US — Lexington, Kentucky, Jury Convicts Clinical Psychologist for Role in $600 Million Social Security Disability Fraud Scheme

From the Department of Justice news article:

After a one-week trial in federal court in Lexington, the jury convicted Alfred Bradley Adkins, 45, of Shelbiana, Kentucky, of one count of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud, one count of mail fraud, one count of wire fraud, and one count of making false statements. Sentencing has been scheduled for September 22, before U.S. District Judge Danny C. Reeves of the Eastern District of Kentucky, who presided over the trial.

According to evidence presented at trial, Adkins conspired with former SSA administrative law judge David Black Daugherty and former Kentucky lawyer Eric Christopher Conn to defraud the U.S. Conn and Adkins submitted false and fraudulent medical documentation to the SSA, and Daugherty awarded disability benefits based on the same, in order to have the SSA pay claimants’ retroactive disability benefits, continue to pay claimants’ disability benefits in the future, award Medicare and Medicaid benefits to claimants, and pay Conn’s attorney fees (enabling him to pay Adkins), the evidence showed. The trial evidence demonstrated that the conspirators’ actions obligated the SSA to pay more than $600 million in disability benefits in more than 2,000 cases to claimants in Kentucky and elsewhere, irrespective of the claimants’ actual entitlement to benefits. During the nearly eight-year scheme, Conn received more than $7.5 million of taxpayer dollars in attorney’s fees, and paid more than $600,000 to Daugherty, and approximately $200,000 to Adkins, the evidence showed.

Read more at the link:
https://www.justice.gov/opa/pr/lexington-kentucky-jury-convicts-clinical-psychologist-role-600-million-social-security

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