Lindsay Lohan's dad Michael arrested for 'receiving illegal kickbacks' after bringing addicts to Florida rehabs
LINDSAY Lohan's dad Michael was arrested for "receiving illegal kickbacks" after bringing addicts to Florida rehabs.
He was one of 100 people arrested as part of a Palm Beach County investigation of the treatment industry.
According to charging documents reviewed by NBC News, the 60-year-old is faces five counts of patient brokering and one count of attempted patient brokering.
The documents include references to checks worth over $25,000 paid to Lohan in the alleged scheme.
According to the charges, an investigator spoke to Michael on April 8, 2021, and he denied taking part in patient brokering.
"Mr. Lohan was investigated by our Sober Homes Task Force and he’s being charged with receiving kickbacks for referring patients to drug treatment," State Attorney Dave Aronberg revealed.
"Patient brokering corrupts our health care system because decisions are motivated by greed instead of a patient’s needs. This is our Task Force’s 117th arrest and will not be our last."
In 2017, he said: "This is an entire industry that's been corrupted by easy money.
"Unscrupulous actors have taken advantage of well-intended federal law, and a lack of any good law at the state level, to profit off people at the lowest stages of their lives."
"It's a total scam. Not only are taxpayers footing the bill, but people are dying unnecessarily because of this."
Last February Michael was also arrested on Long Island Monday for a domestic incident, according to Southampton Village Police.
Police said the famous dad became "verbally and physically abusive against another person."
Michael was charged with "criminal obstruction of breathing or blood circulation and harassment," officials reported.
Back in January 2020, Lindsay's mother Dina, was also arrested for accusations of drunk driving and leaving the scene of an accident on Long Island.
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