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Retired W.Va. Social Security Judge Facing Disciplinary Charges

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email
The Lawyer Disciplinary Board alleges that David B. Daugherty approved claims that didn

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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (AP) - A retired Social Security administrative law judge accused of participating in a scheme to improperly award disability benefits is facing state disciplinary charges.

The Lawyer Disciplinary Board alleges that David B. Daugherty approved claims that didn't meet government guidelines and falsified time sheets.

The board also says Daugherty improperly assigned Kentucky disability lawyer Eric Conn's cases to himself.

The Associated Press reports that the board filed formal charges against Daugherty earlier this month. He faces a possible loss of his law license.

Daughtery says that he hasn't practiced in law in about 25 years. He declined to comment on his actions as an administrative law judge.

Questions about Daugherty's relationship with Conn were first raised by The Wall Street Journal in 2011.

Conn has denied wrongdoing.

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