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Where Do You Go When You Die? The Increasing Signs That Human Consciousness Remains After Death

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Newsweek “Our consciousness, it seems, does not become annihilated just because we’ve crossed the threshold of death; it appears to keep functioning and not dissipate.” Read the full story

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Two from Wellington plead guilty to sober-home fraud scheme

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

WELLINGTON — Two Wellington residents are facing prison terms after they pleaded guilty in U.S. Federal Court to participating in a multimillion-dollar insurance fraud and money-laundering scheme connected to their ownership of sober homes and a drug-treatment center, the Justice Department said Friday. Tovah Lynn Jasperson, 48, and Alan Martin Bostom, 75, were the owners of… Read More »

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Former deputy, state House candidate faces patient brokering charges

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A former Palm Beach County sheriff’s deputy who left to open a West Palm Beach drug treatment center was arrested Tuesday on 15 counts of patient brokering. Robert “Bobby” Simeone, 46, owner of Epiphany’s Treatment Center and an unsuccessful 2016 candidate for state House, was the latest person arrested by the State Attorney’s Sober Home… Read More »

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NBC Left Field: Fake Treatment Centers

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

https://www.nbcnews.com/leftfield/video/fake-drug-treatment-centers-exploit-addicts-for-insurance-fraud-and-sex-trafficking-1106469443635

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JUST IN: 6 more arrested by Sober Home Task Force on patient brokering

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

The Palm Beach County Sober Home Task force conducted a raid at Palm Beach Recovery & Wellness, a drug treatment center at 6600 S. Dixie Highway in West Palm Beach, Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Six more people were arrested on patient brokering charges Thursday, October 19, 2017, in Delray Beach. (Bruce R. Bennett /… Read More »

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Notorious treatment center operator Chatman gets 27 years in prison

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

WEST PALM BEACH — Kenneth “Kenny” Chatman was a relatively small drug-treatment provider despite the millions he raked in every year, Assistant U.S. Attorney Marie Villafaña said Wednesday. But he was “the most dangerous,” she told U.S. District Court Judge Donald Middlebrooks, and FBI agents “never worked harder” than the last few months of 2016,… Read More »

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Woman on Chatman: ‘Men came in and paid him money to rape me.’

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Kenny Chatman kept a 19-year-old woman tied down in a house, where more than 100 men raped her, a woman wrote to U.S. District Judge Donald Middlebrooks on Monday. The corrupt drug treatment center operator, who faces up to life in prison when sentenced today, held her for weeks, until she jumped out of… Read More »

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Two years after FBI raids, no indictments against sober home operators

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Two years ago this morning, FBI agents descended on Good Decisions Sober Living, a rundown sober housing complex in West Palm Beach in search of evidence of insurance fraud, patient brokering and money laundering. In large portions of the county’s $1 billion recovery industry, hopes ran high that the exploitation of addicts for insurance… Read More »

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Relapsed and forced out, sober home residents die in motels

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Addicts who relapse while living in sober homes in Delray Beach, often are dumped into seedy motels, often still high. Without supervision, some continue the binge, overdose and die. That’s because Delray Beach, nationally known as a treatment destination, forbids sober home operators from immediately evicting addicts who have relapsed, a policy that sober… Read More »

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State lets doctors accused of sexual abuse on patients keep practicing

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Dawn Marie Basham answers the phone in tears. “You caught me at a rough moment,” Basham explains between sobs. Less than a week earlier, prosecutors had dropped charges against the Delray Beach doctor she said sexually assaulted her during an office visit. Basham feels alone, but she is far from it. Other women say they… Read More »

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