Narconon Georgia Patrick Desmond Civil RICO Unsealed Deposition

Discussion in 'Narconon' started by patriot75, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. muldrake Member

    Yes, but you can settle it however you like. If the report is true and they actually did pay out under an insurance policy, the insurance company must have agreed to the settlement. If it's Western World, which was suing them, that company would have to be part of the settlement.
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  2. RightOn Member

    interesting. thanks Muldrake
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  3. The Wrong Guy Member

    Narconon, family reach settlement |

    By Pete Combs, Monday, Feb. 11, 2013

    Norcross, GA — Narconon, the drug and alcohol treatment program closely affiliated with the Church of Scientology, has reached a settlement agreement with the family of a 28-year old former Marine who died of an overdose while in the facility's care five years ago.

    Terms of the settlement between Narconon of Georgia, Narconon International and the family of Patrick Desmond were not disclosed in a statement from the Desmonds' attorney, Jeff Harris:

    "On Friday, February 8, 2013, Desmond v. Narconon of Georgia / Narconon International was settled to the mutual satisfaction of both parties. However, our investigation into claims of insurance fraud, illegal housing operations and other potentially illegal activities committed by Narconon of Georgia is ongoing. Our firm represents a number of potential claimants who want to see the state revoke Narconon of Georgia's license and shut them down permanently. As long as Narconon of Georgia continues to operate, we will continue to vigorously investigate and bring additional claims."

    Patrick died of a heroin overdose after a night of drinking with a staff member at Narconon. His family and the drug court that sentenced him to rehab were told Narconon was an inpatient program. It was only after Patrick's death that they found Narconon is licensed solely for outpatient treatment.

    "Everything about them is a lie," said Colleen Desmond in an interview last September.

    The settlement, reached late Friday, does not mean this story is over. As WSB's Pete Combs has reported, Narconon is appealing the Georgia Department of Community Health decision to yank its license. Narconon is now also the subject of an insurance fraud investigation.

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  4. RightOn Member

    Dear Narconon,
    take your saunas and your vitamins and GTFO
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  6. snippy Member

    and take your drug "education" program, given to DeKalb and Gwinnett County schools, police, and neighborhood groups, and ditto.
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  7. RightOn Member

    yes what snippy said too ^^!!
    they can save all their vitamins for L Ron's return. Surely he will need a purif after all the time that he has been gone.
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  8. The Wrong Guy Member

    Narconon settles wrongful death suit but legal challenges remain | The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

    By Christian Boone

    Narconon of Georgia on Friday settled a wrongful death suit brought by the family of a former patient — three days before jury selection was to begin in the civil trial. Details of the sealed agreement were not available.

    Narconon of Georgia attorney Barbara Marschalk said in a statement, “We are happy to report that the matter was settled out of court to the mutual satisfaction of the parties.”

    Meanwhile, Jeff Harris, lawyer for the family of Patrick Desmond — who died four years ago of a lethal combination of alcohol and opiates while a patient at the Norcross drug treatment facility — said he’s preparing further legal action against the Church of Scientology-affiliated clinic.

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  9. The Wrong Guy Member

    Rehab center settles with patient’s family after death | WSB-TV

    A local drug rehab facility facing numerous complaints has now settled out of court with the family of a man who died while enrolled there.

    Narconon of Georgia has been the subject of several Channel 2 investigations. The center was scheduled for a civil trial Monday over the death of Patrick Desmond, but it settled instead. Narconon officials would only say the matter has been resolved to the mutual satisfaction of the parties.

    The former Marine died at 28 years old, losing a battle against alcoholism. His family said patients were supposed to be monitored 24 hours a day, but they found out Desmond was drinking and doing drugs with students and staff. His family sued after he died in 2008.

    "The doctor said his alcohol content was very high. Patrick experimented that night for the first time with heroin," his mother said.

    Court documents exposed serious questions about the program misrepresenting itself to patients, courts and state inspectors.

    Attorneys for the Desmond family are not allowed to say how much Narconon paid in the settlement, but said they plan to file additional cases on behalf of other clients.

    Narconon of Georgia is currently appealing a state decision to revoke its license. The state insurance commissioner has also launched a criminal investigation into possible insurance fraud.

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  10. WTH!!
    Is there any chance the insurance fraud brought forth by the Morton family will ultimately shut this scam of a rehab facility down? How from a moral and legal standpoint can you justify billing for services NEVER rendered? From the billings in the Morton case she was not physically in the facility for many of the charges, not to mention she was not there in November and yet her parents insurance company was billed. How arrogant of this facility. Will this family and many more have their day in court?
  11. anon walker Moderator

    Narconon might have avoided one courtroom nightmare, but

    I think their nightmare is just beginning.
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  12. BigBeard Member

    And maybe, just maybe, the IRS might start looking at the claim by NN Int's attorney that there's absolutely no connection between NN Int and NN GA. Seems like a strange thing to be claiming since NN GA uses Group Exemption Number (GEN) 2595 on all their IRS Form 990's. GEN 2595 being the number assigned to the Group Exemption Letter given to NN Int to cover it, and all NN's subordinate to NN Int.

    If, as NN Int's attorneys are claiming, NN GA's not subordinate to NN Int, then what are they doing using GEN 2595 on their Form 990's??? Either the attorney's are not completely informed, or there's some major Federal tax fraud going on.

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  13. jensting Member

    or both, perhaps?
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  14. Anonymous Member

    Wow! Another book and it's only February :D

    Does someone know a page listing all the books exposing Scientology for what it is, including the latest ones?
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