Millionaire, Eric Snyder- of addiction treatment under scrutiny- Sober Living Delray, Florida- FBI Investigates

Posted: 8:00 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, 2016


Expensive cars. Flashy watches. Strip clubs. Casinos. Tattoos. Selfies of ripped biceps and b-boy stances.

This is the lifestyle of Eric Snyder, one of a breed of 20-something addicts who came to Florida to get clean and ended up making fortunes by housing and treating fellow addicts and testing their urine.

Armed with little more than GEDs, a year or two of sobriety and no formal training in substance abuse, they assume responsibility for housing and treating other millennials with addiction — the No. 1 killer of their generation.

Two years ago, Snyder, 29,  caught the attention of a federal task force investigating hundreds of millions of dollars worth of insurance fraud, kickbacks and patient brokering in Palm Beach County’s drug treatment industry. Snyder landed in headlines when his businesses were raided by the FBI in December 2014 — the second of two high-profile raids by the task force.

Although no charges have been filed against Snyder, grand jury subpoenas went out in December, state investigative records obtained by The Palm Beach Post show.

Three former employees say Snyder’s treatment program staff forged medical records to collect on insurance money, investigative files and legal documents show. A doctor in a recent deposition said much the same thing: His license was used to order urine drug screens without his permission.

How much did Snyder make over the years? More than $50 million, one source close to the investigation said.

Read the Post’s investigation – Addiction Treatment: Inside the Gold Rush

Even before the raid, state investigators had uncovered a smorgasbord of troubling practices: medications in unmarked envelopes, patients taking detox medications without a prescription and staff unqualified to dispense the drugs.

Among the more telling discoveries: 200 unrefrigerated urine samples, many without names on labels, in a makeshift lab and ready to be tested at an insurance company’s expense.

No arrests have been made, but Snyder remains on the radar of at least one federal agency, the Internal Revenue Service. In March the IRS filed a lien, saying Snyder owed $2 million in back taxes.

read full story http://www.mypalmbeachpost.com/news/news/muscle-bound-millionaire-of-addiction-treatment-un/nsMdq/

Man robbed of car at knifepoint after AA meeting- Texas

ANOTHER Alcoholics Anonymous member shows violence, tries to stab someone and is leaving an AA meeting. Thank GOD for these journalists who are now reporting on this subject.  ( Just a note- there is no such thing as an AA class.) But it shows that many journalists don’t know that. They don’t know that AA is NOT a professional anything.

SO- how can so many millions Americans be court ordered there by a Judge?

HARRIS COUNTY, Texas – A 42-year-old man has been charged with aggravated robbery with a deadly weapon for stealing a man’s car after asking for a ride in Harris County on April 5, according to police.

Police said Jose Luis Olivares-Bernal had been in an Alcoholics Anonymous class on Jensen Drive. After the class, he asked another person from the class for a ride.

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They were on Kowis Street when Olivares-Bernal

pulled a knife and put it to the man’s side, demanding him to stop the car. The man stopped the car and handed over his cellphone, wallet and car.

Olivares-Bernal then left the scene eastbound on Kowis Street. The man called police and filed a report.

Read full story here:

http://www.click2houston.com/news/man-robbed-of-car-at-knifepoint-after-aa-meeting

Presidential brother Roger Clinton faces DUI charge

(I feel bad for him. I bet he has been pushed into AA and 12 step rehabs his whole life.)  

Roger Clinton is again in the news, and, again, not in a good way.

The brother of former president Bill Clinton — and brother-in-law of likely Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton — faces a DUI charge in California, the site of a major primary on Tuesday.

“Police spokeswoman Diana Pech says 59-year-old Roger Clinton was taken into custody Sunday night in the seaside city of Redondo Beach, about 20 miles south of downtown Los Angeles,” the Associated Press reported.

Roger Clinton, who spent Sunday night in jail, was released on $15,000 bond Monday.

TMZ, which broke the story, reports that Clinton refused blood alcohol testing after his arrest on Sunday evening.

Notes TMZ:

“Clinton was also arrested for DUI in 2001. That same year, President Clinton infamously pardoned his half-brother for a drug charge.”

Reported The Los Angeles Times:

His arrest was prompted by a 7:20 p.m. call from a motorist who reported a driver headed southbound on Pacific Coast Highway who was possibly drunk and was driving in “an erratic manner,” police said in a statement.

“The report was he was driving erratically, violating multiple” traffic laws, said Redondo Beach police Lt. Joe Hoffman.

 

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/onpolitics/2016/06/06/roger-clinton-bill-clinton-dui-california-primary-hillary-clinton/85480588/

Sterling Heights police sergeant sentenced to probation for drunken driving-Sentenced to alcoholics Anonymous meetings

Will this ever end >?

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Sterling Heights police sergeant sentenced to probation for drunken driving

Sterling Heights police Sgt. Kevin Reese

Five months after a jury convicted him of drunken driving, a demoted Sterling Heights police commander was sentenced on March 17 to nine months of probation.

Sgt. Kevin Reese, 45, was ordered by 41-A District Visiting Judge Theodore Metry to not consume alcohol or illegal drugs, to attend Alcoholics Anonymous and to avoid arrests. The judge also ordered Reese to pay fines and court costs totaling $900.

Reese was an off-duty lieutenant when he crashed his sport utility vehicle into a Shelby Township ditch in 2014.

He faced up to 93 days in jail after a jury deliberated approximately 30 minutes last October before finding him guilty of drunken driving. Reese avoided the possibility of a longer sentence when Metry granted a directed verdict of acquittal on a second, more severe charge of operating while intoxicated with a high blood-alcohol content, which could have included jail time.

http://www.sourcenewspapers.com/articles/2016/03/17/news/doc56eb123e0f02f982608631.txt