Thursday, June 30, 2016

Sober House/Rehab Mogul Arrested on Drug Charge

Mod: The following story is straight out of the "you just couldn't make this up" circular file. A controversial Los Angeles "Sober Living House" kingpin has now been busted for - you got it - drugs. Story courtesy of the LA Weekly.


Coming soon to a neighborhood near you? Apparently just about anyone can get in on the highly profitable "Sober Living House" hustle. No local municipality questions ever asked. For the rest of the article on this tender topic click the (link).

ABC News "20/20" video about this gent

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23 comments:

  1. Thank you for taking the time to publish this information - very useful! Rehab for substance abuse.

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  2. And here people say that state and federal government policies can't help create new businesses.

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    1. Government creating jobs! Film at 11.

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  3. The state & federal government have been lazy when it comes to treatment & rehab facilities in residential neighborhoods. This lazy, sloppy set up for a quick buck, is equivalent to drugs being pushed by dealers.
    The same questions have been asked reguarding the advertised setup on Carter.
    It is reprehensible that the state & some of the recovery rehab facilities owner/operators; many whom are recovering addicts, have been put in this situation by lazy judges and elected officials equally lazy with the quick fix set ups; while using tax paying dollars.
    Individuals lives are being put at risk.

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  4. Drug addicts under state and federal law are a protected class. They are considered disabled. This gives those who represent (or should we say exploit) them the right to spend tax money and set up their operations wherever they please. No questions asked.

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    1. Hope somebody puts together a history of just how that happened. Who looks at a kid with Down Syndrome, or a CLIMB resident (center for living independence for the multi-handicapped blind) and thinks, Yeah, that's just like an alcoholic, or a drug addict.

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  5. Finally, insurance fraud has been called out. These places couldn't stay in business without hustling the insurance companies.

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  6. If this jerk was as successful as reported, there will be a lot of betrayed people involved, and I don't mean just the tax payers. The addicts and alcoholics will have to figure out that they can't buy their sobriety.

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    1. Wearing a shirt that proclaims one to be a "mogul" at the same time as flipping double birds to the camera = oxymoron. Or is that Oxycontin?

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    2. Both I think. Oxycontin is a pharmaceutical lobotomy.

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    3. He's just trying to show how cool he is.

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  7. Veering off subject: 8:24am. The Sierra Madre Council voted last month for a joint expendure with Arcadia; $30,000.00 or it may have been $50,000.00 give or take a few thousand; for a consultant to study what Sierra Madre lacks in meeting the Federal disabilities act.

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    1. We need more rehab moguls.

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  8. That boy ain't right.

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    1. Bless his heart!

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    2. He is a caution.

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  9. No wonder West Covina ran a possible rehab house out of South Hills where all the 'young, beautiful and politically connected live - upper class snobs. Thank you for publishing this information.

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    1. I think your viewpoint is a little skewed. Wealthy neighborhoods run sober houses out because they can afford the legal firepower to do so. Poor neighborhoods, who hate sober houses as much as rich ones, don't have the wherewithal to get that done. They are the true victims of bad govt policy here.

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    2. The myth the sobernauts are pushing is that poor people love junkies. Nothing could be farther from the truth.

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    3. Classifying addicts as handicapped and forcing them into treatments that don't work in any community is a bad situation for all involved.

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    4. For some it's a civil rights issue. Like allowing child molesters being able to live near schools.

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  10. Bathum is a charmer. Is he in the Civility Party?

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