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Boy Killed in Dirt Bike Accident

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

A thirteen year old boy was killed and his fourteen year old friend was seriously injured in a dirt bike accident with another vehicle in Loxahatchee. The Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office reported that the fatal crash occurred around 1:40 p.m. on January 13. According to the police, the accident happened at West Sycamore… Read More »

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Opinion | Rachael Denhollander: The Price I Paid for Taking On Larry Nassar – The New York Times

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

By RACHAEL DENHOLLANDER – JAN. 26, 2018 On Jan. 16, women and girls from across the country began congregating in a courtroom in Lansing, Mich. Some of us were athletes; some of us were not. Some of us were white; some of us were black. Some of us were married; some of us were… 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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Larry Nassar shouldn’t be the only one going to jail

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

by Michael Dolce The Guardian, 1.26.18 Survivors reported Nassar’s abuse to coaches, trainers, parents, therapists, a training facility owner, and even law enforcement officials – but all in vain. It is tragically ironic that in the same month we applauded the courageous young survivors confronting Larry Nassar in court for his horrific abuse, we… Read More »

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Accidental injury rises to third leading cause of death in the U.S.

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

For the first time since records have been kept, preventable injuries have become the third leading cause of death in the United States, the National Safety Council (NSC) announced Wednesday. In fact, data shows that preventable deaths rose 10 percent in 2016. The increase was largely due to an uptick in fatal motor vehicle… Read More »

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Chatman drug treatment associates owe millions

By Gary Roberts & Associates, P.A. |

Conspirators in Kenny Chatman’s sprawling drug treatment criminal enterprise are on the hook for millions of dollars, with one man expected to pay his share of $5.6 million in restitution. Chatman’s operations had a horrifying human cost. People blame his operations for loved ones’ deadly relapses, and prosecutors told how Chatman screwed closed a home’s… 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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