A federal judge said in an order filed Monday that he anticipates setting conditions under which controversial Floyd County lawyer Eric C. Conn could be released from jail pending his trial on federal fraud charges.
U.S. Magistrate Judge Robert E. Wier scheduled a hearing for Conn on Tuesday to announce the conditions.
One condition will involve Conn pledging his home in Pikeville to secure a bond, according to the order. Conn recently put the home on the market at $1.9 million.
Conn has been jailed since he was arrested last week. A federal grand jury charged him with taking part in a massive conspiracy to enrich himself through fraudulent claims on behalf of people seeking Social Security disability payments.
David Daugherty, a former Social Security judge, and Bradley Adkins, a Pikeville psychologist, were indicted with Conn
A prosecutor argued last week that there is a risk Conn will flee the country if released before trial.