Oklahoma grand jury investigates Narconon Arrowhead insurance fraud

Discussion in 'Narconon' started by The Wrong Guy, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. The Wrong Guy Member


    By Tony Ortega

    The Underground Bunker has learned that a multi-county Oklahoma state grand jury has been empaneled to look into criminal insurance fraud allegations against Scientology’s flagship drug rehab facility, Narconon Arrowhead.

    Scientology’s celebrities — Tom Cruise, John Travolta, and Kirstie Alley — have each promoted Scientology’s drug rehab network, Narconon, as a model program. But revelations about Narconon’s deceptive business model — that it offers Scientology training rather than drug counseling, for example — has resulted in an increasing number of law enforcement investigations and civil lawsuits around the country. The network’s flagship facility, Narconon Arrowhead in eastern Oklahoma, has especially been under scrutiny after three patients died in a nine-month period in 2011 and 2012, resulting in county and state investigations of the facility.

    Last year, a similar Narconon center in the Atlanta area was shut down following a wrongful death lawsuit and a state and county investigation of insurance and credit card fraud, which is ongoing. Now, we’ve learned that the state of Oklahoma is also investigating insurance fraud allegations regarding Narconon Arrowhead.

    We learned about the grand jury from Eric Tenorio, a former Narconon Arrowhead executive who has been open about his attempts to alert authorities to the deceptions he witnessed while working at the rehab facility. Last month, we learned that complaints submitted by Tenorio had resulted in a daunting new lawsuit by the National Association of Forensic Counselors, who named 82 defendants — including Scientology leader David Miscavige — and alleged that Scientology and Narconon conspired to misuse NAFC certifications to make Narconon appear more legitimate than it actually is.

    Yesterday, Tenorio was served with a subpoena ordering him to appear in Oklahoma City on June 13 to testify before the multi-county grand jury.

    Tenorio tells us that he also talked to Oklahoma’s deputy insurance commissioner, Paul Wilkening, who told him he has also been subpoenaed to testify before the panel.

    As to what he plans to testify about, Tenorio tells us he has e-mails he received from Narconon CEO Gary Smith regarding Arrowhead’s plans to expand the facility’s applications for insurance coverage, as well as his first-hand conversations with Smith about such plans.

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  2. Random guy Member

    With all the feet dragging that has gone on in Oklahoma, this was about bloody time!

    My hat off to Colin and and the parents who has kept this potato hot for so long!
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  3. White Tara Global Moderator

    It goes without saying that anyone working for NN would be engaging in criminal acts of some description, It is truly what they do best.
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  4. Random guy Member

    With the institutionalized lawbreaking in Narconon, a grand jury may well be their worst nightmare! Let's just hope the jury has the right sort of mission. Starting by subpoena Tenorio for a chat is a promising sign though.
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  5. like Eric Tenorio?
  6. Random guy Member

    He has openly said he broke the law as a matter of course while a Narconon official.
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  7. RightOn Member

    It's Sunday June 15th,
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  8. Oh, I see. So because he said it then it is all good? fuck you, I am one of the one HE ripped off. He needs to FIX WHAT HE DID, not say "oops!". and yes, I AM FUCKING MAD ABOUT IT.
  9. Random guy Member

    You do know he has helped out getting the word about the insurance fraud out there? What else is it you want him to do?

    Or should I ask: Is it Narconon or Tenorio personally you want to be brought down.
  10. patriot75 Member

    News9OKC :: Oklahoma Multi-County Grand Jury To Investigate Narconon

    The multi-county grand jury will meet next week. What they are investigating is typically kept secret. However, a former Narconon executive tells News 9 he has been subpoenaed to testify.

    "I know all the top players personally. I've been with Narconon 13 years, so I know everyone all over the country," said Eric Tenorio, who spoke to News 9 from New York where he currently lives.

    "I've had conversations with Gary Smith and email exchanges with him about setting it all up so that what Narconon does can translate into billing codes," said Tenorio.

    Sauce and video link:
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  11. Video at link.

    News 9 Oklahoma: Oklahoma Multi-County Grand Jury To Investigate Narconon

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  12. DeathHamster Member

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  14. I know I am repeating DeathHamster's link and adding some excerpts, but wanted to emphasize something I, at least, was not aware of.

    Tulsa World: State officials called to testify before grand jury on Narconon Arrowhead

    Please note that in addition to the important information in the lede, the other important revelation is: "The facility has now applied for certification as a substance abuse halfway house, defined by state law as one that provides “low intensity substance abuse treatment in a supportive living environment to facilitate the individual’s reintegration into the community.”"
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  15. anon33 Member

    That means the self-admitted end of Narconon. I don't see how you can follow LRH's policies with a halfway house, no matter how DM squirrel it. No purification rundown. No 76% success rate. Nobody else will sent their patient to scn's halfway house unless they find a way to keep their Narconon frontline rehab without calling it Narconon.
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  16. BigBeard Member

    Dollars to donuts, if they get certified as a "halfway house" the sauna's and vitamin bombs will be back within a month. Possibly less. What "acceptable truth" they tell the state they're doing, and what they actually do, are two different things. I would watch the "halfway house" they're trying to bring on line in Florida for the same scam.

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  17. Tony Ortega now has the story about Narconon Arrowhead applying for certification as a halfway house:
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  18. Random guy Member

    OK, what construes a halfway-house per legal definition? How do we assure the cult stick to the law?
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  19. Narconon Arrowhead is already being advertised as a " Sober Living Home, Transitional Living, Halfway House."

    Also notice that it is now "Private Pay Only." No insurance. I wonder why?

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  20. Oklahoma Regulations re: Halfway Houses (a start).

    [NOTE: At some point this may, or may not, benefit from a new thread specifically on the topic of Oklahoma halfway houses.]

    A start re: Oklahoma regulations re: halfway houses.

    Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services - ODMHSAS Administrative Rules

    Permanent Rules

    Chapter 18. Standards and Criteria for Alcohol and Drug Treatment Programs

    450:18-1-2. Definitions

    The following words or terms, when used in this chapter, shall have the following meaning, unless the context clearly indicates otherwise:


    "Halfway house" means low intensity substance abuse treatment in a supportive living environment to facilitate the individual's reintegration into the community, most often following completion of primary treatment. Corresponding ASAM PPC Treatment Level: Level III.1, Clinically managed Low Intensity Residential Services


    450:18-13-1. Levels of Care

    Facilities shall document the provision of one or more of the following levels of care in policies and procedures. All facilities shall include the requirements found in Subchapter 7, Facility Clinical Records.

    (1) Outpatient services;
    (2) Medically supervised detoxification;
    (3) Non-medical detoxification;
    (4) Residential treatment for adults;
    (5) Residential treatment for persons with dependent children;
    (6) Residential treatment for adults with co-occurring disorders;
    (7) Residential treatment for adolescents;
    (8) Halfway house services;
    (9) Halfway house services for persons with dependent children; and
    (10) Halfway house services for adolescents.


    450:18-13-181. Halfway house services
    (a) Halfway house services shall provide low intensity treatment in a supportive living environment to facilitate reintegration into the community. Major emphasis shall be on continuing substance abuse care and follow-up, and community ancillary services in an environment supporting continued abstinence. Consumers shall participate in a minimum of six (6) hours of structured substance abuse treatment per week.

    (b) Each facility shall maintain written programmatic descriptions and operational methods addressing the following:

    (1) Environment: The facility shall be a freestanding facility or portion of a related healthcare facility having at least one (1) each of toilet, lavatory, and bathing facilities for each eight (8) residents. The facility shall provide a safe, welcoming, and culturally/age appropriate environment.

    (2) Support system:

    (A) A licensed physician shall be available, by telephone twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week;

    (B) The facility shall have a written plan for emergency procedures, approved by a licensed physician;

    (C) The facility shall have supplies, as designated by the written emergency procedures plan, which shall be accessible to staff at all times; and

    (D) Specialized professional consultation or professional supervision shall be available.

    (3) Staff:

    (A) Service providers shall be knowledgeable regarding biopsychsocial dimensions of substance abuse, evidenced based practices, co-occurring disorder issues gender, cultural, and age-specific issues;

    (B) Staff shall be knowledgeable regarding facility-required education, training, Unofficial Copy: OAC Title 450:18 67 Effective 07/11/2010 and policies;

    (C) Staff shall be knowledgeable about emergency procedures as specified in the emergency procedures plan;

    (D) The facility shall have staff members on site twenty-four (24) hours per day, seven (7) days per week;

    (E) Staff shall be at least eighteen (18) years of age; and

    (F) The facility shall document in personnel records all education, training, and experience stated above prior to the provision of direct care services.

    (4) Treatment services. The facility shall have scheduled rehabilitation services to assess and address the individual needs of each consumer. Such services shall include, but not limited to, crisis intervention, therapy, vocational services, case management services, and educational groups.

    (5) Treatment documentation:

    (A) Consumer records shall contain progress notes which outline any issues related to treatment and services provided. Progress notes shall document
    treatment services in a weekly summary to include the following:

    (i) Date;

    (ii) Specific problem(s), goals, and objectives addressed;

    (iii) Summary of progress made toward goals and objectives, or lack of;

    (iv) Consumer response to overall treatment services;

    (v) Total number of treatment hours and types of services attended for the week;

    (vi) Any new problems, goals, or objectives identified during the week;

    (vii) List of all service provider providing treatment hours;

    (viii) Signature and credentials of the service provider completing the documentation; and

    (ix) Consumer's name.

    (B) Documentation shall reflect that the consumer works or attempts to find work while receiving halfway house services.

    (c) Compliance with 450:18-13-181 may be determined by a review of the following:

    (1) Licenses;

    (2) Policies and procedures;

    (3) Treatment protocols;

    (4) Personnel records, documentation of professional licensure, certification or licensure as an alcohol and drug counselor, documentation of professional work experience, ongoing in-service trainings;

    (5) Treatment records;

    (6) Interviews with staff and consumers; and

    (7) Other facility records.

    450:18-13-182. Halfway house services, admission criteria

    (a) Admission to halfway house services shall be determined according to 450:18-7-21. These criteria shall be a part of the program's written policies and procedures.

    (b) Compliance with 450:18-13-182 may be determined by a review of the following:

    (1) Policies and procedures;Unofficial Copy: OAC Title 450:18 68 Effective 07/11/2010

    (2) Admission protocols;

    (3) Consumer records;

    (4) Posted public information;

    (5) Interviews with staff and consumers; and

    (6) Other facility information.

    450:18-13-183. Halfway house services, discharge criteria

    (a) Programmatic discharge from halfway house services shall be determined according to 450:18-7-121. These criteria shall be a part of the program's written policy and procedures.

    (b) Compliance with 450:18-13-183 may be determined by a review of the following:

    (1) Policies and procedures;

    (2) Discharge assessment instruments;

    (3) Discharge summaries;

    (4) Continuing care plans;

    (5) Consumer records;

    (6) Progress notes;

    (7) Interviews with staff and consumers; and

    (8) Other facility documentation.
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  21. anon33 Member

    The puri may be back but they cannot accept any patient that has not completed some form of treatment "successfully". How much can they charge and what can they brag about? What about their success stories all over the internet? Big pharma closed them down because they are too good?
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  22. DeathHamster Member

    The fact that the Grand Jury has called two Deputy Commissioners of the Oklahoma Insurance Department is hopeful. That Narconon was allowed to walk from $3M criminal insurance fraud in Georgia was a bad joke.
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  23. Quentinanon Member

    More likely, it would be sauna and vitamins optional. Making those part of the program would get them in the same trouble as they are currently in.
  24. tinfoilhatter Member

    I think the half way house is a last minute attempt to keep the facilities open. It also insinuates that they are dependent on court ordered patients.

    From my understanding, a half way house is the place you get sent to, after you get out of prison for drug related charges, but have no where else to go.

    I have a dark feeling, that if they do become a half way house, then they would be sent people who just got out of juvie for drug charges, but would not have a stable environment to go to. People that would be ideal victims for the cult.
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  25. BigBeard Member

    They'll just say it's part of the "structrued substance abuse treatment" they're required to provide.

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  26. Incredulicide Member

    This makes me think GPM :p But they wouldn't just slot it into that spot would they?

    IMPLANT GPM, an implanted goal problem mass. An electronic means of overwhelming the thetan with a signficance using the mechanics of the actual pattern of living to entrap the thetan and force obedience to behavior patterns. (HCOB 13 Apr 64, Scn VI Part One Glossary of Terms)
    • OT 2(pdf)
      • OT 2 Course Checksheet
      • Keeping Scientology Working
      • Technical Degrades
      • O.T. Course - Section Two Instructions
      • Additional Data Re: Dates
      • Clearing Course Instruction Booklet
      • The State Of Clear
      • Floating Needles
      • Glossary Of Terms For The Section II OT Course
      • The State Of Clear
      • The Nature Of A Being
      • The Difference Between The Comm Cycle In Regular Auditing
      • And The Comm Cycle In Solo Auditing
      • OT II Handwritten Additional Instructions
      • Electrical GPM
      • Tocky GPM
      • Big Being GPM
      • House GPM
      • Psycho GPM
      • Banky GPM
      • Forerunner GPM
      • Non Line Plot Incidents
      • The Arrow
      • Woman
      • White - Black
      • Hot - Cold
      • Laughter - Calm
      • Dance Mob
      • Double Rod
      • Foreign Language Caution
      • Basic Basic GPM
      • Basic GPM
      • The One Command GPM
      • Lower LP GPM
      • LP GPM
      • Body GPM
      • Lower Bank
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  27. Quentinanon Member

    Interesting hypothesis Incred.
    Ironically, running R6GPMI can screw somebody up far worse than the Introspection rundown or NOTs. I liken the Clearing Course and OT2 to self psychological torture.
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  28. RightOn Member

    It's Monday Aug. 18th,
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  29. fishypants Moderator

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  30. BigBeard Member

    I love how these internal Cof$/narCONon documents are finally getting spread all over regular news outlets.

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  31. RightOn Member

    Wonder what Criminon has been up to?
    which jails still use this program?
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  32. Quentinanon Member

    "Another exhibit contains a memo from a Scientology affiliate to the Narconon Network. The memo describes the “only reason” for Narconon’s existence is “to sell LRH’s (L. Ron Hubbard’s) tech to the society and get it used as the tech to handle criminality, drug rehabilitation and education. Anyone not actively supporting or doing this will receive no mercy."

    Looks like they have slid down the slippery slope of racketeering. "No mercy" implies Fair Game, "ruin them utterly if you can", "dispose of them quietly and without sorrow."
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  33. BigBeard Member

    If the "only reason" for narCONon's existence is "to sell LRH's tech to the society", then why, exactly, are they tax exempt?? Inquiring minds would like to know.

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  34. RightOn Member

    because of their "special agreement"
    You know the agreement that also allows their "parishioners" to deduct courses and books off their taxes.
    And no other "religion" is allowed the same luxury. (and shouldn't be)
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  35. RightOn Member

    I would also like to know how they are allowed to touch anyone or "treat" PERIOD.
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  36. jensting Member

    The information was that as good as the information that lost them the lawsuit in Georgia? And we know about the other side - the crimes that they keep trying to sweep under the carpet.
  37. Random guy Member

    Man, I love the internet!
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