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Affidavit in Social Security Scheme Contains References to “Voodoo” Dolls, Smuggling Women, and a “We the People” Wedding Band
The court records stem from an unsealed Federal Court proceeding in which two Huntington whistleblowers seek to recover a portion of the allegedly misappropriated funds.
Jamie Slone testified before the U.S. Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee, but her affidavit in a civil action by whistleblowers Jennifer Griffith and Sarah Carver reveals alleged computer destruction, a voodoo doll sent on the “getrevengeonyourex.com” web site billed to “cuddles for you,” $20,000 to “sneak” his fiancée from St. Kitts to Florida, tainted campaign contributions, personal calls and emails from the accused judge, and consideration of leaving the United States for Cuba.
The alleged disability scheme included the creation of a monthly so-called “DB” list, a medical suite aat the Eric C. Conn Law Firm, Dr. Frederic Huffnagle evaluating individuals for five or ten minutes, and the physician’s wife dictating a medical opinion. “If a client did not attend their appointment, Mr. Conn wrote a report based on the claimant’s medical records,” the affidavit stated. “The firm used ten versions of residual functional capacity (RFC) documents to submit to Judge Daugherty and other ALJs in support of clients’ cases of physical disability.”
Some clients were given x-ray requests that had “we do not want the films read by anyone” marked on the form. “Mr. Conn found descriptions on the internet of x-ray films. He cut and pasted these descriptions into his clients’ medical opinions,” the affidavit stated.
The affidavit provides details of efforts by employees of the law firm to film Ms. Carner (who allegedly leaked the story to the Wall Street Journal) not working during her flex day. When that failed, they filmed her “walking into the Huntington ODAR office” on a working day, but a newspaper and radio tape from a flex-day was substituted. Slone said the video was supposed to be sent to the Office of the Inspector General of the Social Security Administration, but the faux video was “sent to the wrong address.”
Slone’s affidavit indicates that firm funds went to purchase ten $1,000 money orders for the Will T. Scott campaign in which different firm employees sent the funds to the campaign. In addition, the band of Pike County judge was paid $4,000 to play at a wedding, but “Mr. Conn also paid Big Appal Studios to produce and distribute a CD of music played entitled “We the People.”
Finally the former office manager swears that during a six year period (2006-2012) , Mr. Conn sent funds to Thailand to support “fiancées or women that he was dating that lived in that country.” Emails stated that money for “Oriental Fashion” covered English lessons, an apartment, spa treatments and cosmetic surgery.
One attempt to marry a woman on a “yacht,” near Florida cost $20,000. Since Conn was out of town, another attorney put down the cash. According to the affidavit, “the plan was abandoned before it was completed,” but Conn did reimburse the other lawyer for the 20 grand.
You can read the actual affidavit of Ms. Sloan by clicking here. Her U.S. Senate testimony is also available for download.