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Narconon and Other Scientology Front Groups => Narconon in Georgia => Topic started by: SocialTransparency on December 18, 2012, 13:14

Title: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: SocialTransparency on December 18, 2012, 13:14
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"Christopher Schrimpf" <cschrimpf@dch.ga.gov>     On:   Dec 12/18/12 12:17 PM

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The Division of Health Facilities Regulation has completed its survey review of Narconon of Georgia.  You can request a copy of the statement of deficiencies through an open records request to Sharon Dougherty, sedoughe@dch.ga.gov.  There is currently a case pending, so no other documents will be available until the case has been resolved.  The pending case also prevents DCH from commenting further.  In addition, the DCH Office of Inspector General investigation is nearing completion and may be ready for release at the end of the week.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on December 18, 2012, 17:17
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"Christopher Schrimpf" <cschrimpf@dch.ga.gov>     On:   Dec 12/18/12 12:17 PM

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The Division of Health Facilities Regulation has completed its survey review of Narconon of Georgia.  You can request a copy of the statement of deficiencies through an open records request to Sharon Dougherty, sedoughe@dch.ga.gov.  There is currently a case pending, so no other documents will be available until the case has been resolved.  The pending case also prevents DCH from commenting further.  In addition, the DCH Office of Inspector General investigation is nearing completion and may be ready for release at the end of the week.

Well, this is encouraging..... to me at least. What do you think, ST?

Interesting that you have to ask via Open Records Act for the report which should be posted on the Facilities Database.  ::)

Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: ethercat on December 18, 2012, 17:39
I must have grown cynical.  I hope they're not just going through the motions so they can say they did an investigation and nothing was found.    I wonder what case they're referring to - one that we don't know about?  O-\eh?
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: mefree on December 18, 2012, 19:00
I must have grown cynical.  I hope they're not just going through the motions so they can say they did an investigation and nothing was found.    I wonder what case they're referring to - one that we don't know about?  O-\eh?

I'm cynical too. I'm assuming they are referring to the Desmond case.

In the last few weeks, the disposition of Complaint #GA00112270 of 5/29/2012 has changed several times on the DCH website. Currently, the report shows Narconon of Georgia out of compliance on that date.

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At the time of complaint investigation (GA00112270), Narconon of Georgia was not in compliance with Chapter 290-4-2, Rules and Regulations for Drug Abuse Treatment and Education Programs.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: SocialTransparency on December 18, 2012, 19:49
I must have grown cynical.  I hope they're not just going through the motions so they can say they did an investigation and nothing was found.    I wonder what case they're referring to - one that we don't know about?  O-\eh?

I'm cynical too. I'm assuming they are referring to the Desmond case.

In the last few weeks, the disposition of Complaint #GA00112270 of 5/29/2012 has changed several times on the DCH website. Currently, the report shows Narconon of Georgia out of compliance on that date.

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At the time of complaint investigation (GA00112270), Narconon of Georgia was not in compliance with Chapter 290-4-2, Rules and Regulations for Drug Abuse Treatment and Education Programs.

 GA00112270 was a complaint pertaining to gross violations of the 2007 agreement between the Georgia DHR and Narconon of Georgia. After findings of non compliance by Narconon of Georgia via the states DCH surveyor, The Georgia DCH retracted the non compliance findings found during the GA00112270 survey.

 Now the DCH is stating on its website that complaint GA00112270 was in fact correct per its original findings of non compliance by Narconon of Georgia?  (:E(

 As to my thoughts on the matter? Well, I will have to wait and see what the heck the survey the DCH is referring too in this recent email. I sense there are in fact other complaints being vetted @ this time, hence the "we can't talk about that stuff at the moment" line. As the DCH is not party to the Desmond civil case, I would image they are not investigating said death as that is outside their scope of expertize and enforcement. Just my opinion. :D
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: ethercat on December 18, 2012, 21:09
Maybe someone is suing DCH for allowing bad rehabs to stay in business and harming someone.  Maybe it's even about Narconon. 

That's just rampant speculation and dreaming on my part, but I wonder what court that would be in if it were true.  State of Georgia, Fulton County?
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: mefree on December 18, 2012, 21:21
As the DCH is not party to the Desmond civil case, I would image they are not investigating said death as that is outside their scope of expertize and enforcement. Just my opinion. :D

They may be waiting for the outcome of the Desmond case.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: SocialTransparency on December 18, 2012, 22:29
As the DCH is not party to the Desmond civil case, I would image they are not investigating said death as that is outside their scope of expertize and enforcement. Just my opinion. :D

They may be waiting for the outcome of the Desmond case.


 Why do you think this? A state agency (DCH) waiting for the outcome of a civil case in order to have an advantage or disadvantage in its enforcement of current codes and/or state law? From a legal perspective, if say the case goes in favor of the plaintiff,how would the DCH benefit or be negatively impacted from an enforcement of current codes and/or state law angle? Or if the case goes in favor of the defendants, how would the DCH benefit or be negatively impacted?

 In my heart, I can only hope the legal entities driving the DCH bus today have a better road map than the one they followed in 2007. Yet my personal experience with said entity leaves me with a very empty feeling! I brace for the worst and hope for the best.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: mefree on December 18, 2012, 22:52
As the DCH is not party to the Desmond civil case, I would image they are not investigating said death as that is outside their scope of expertize and enforcement. Just my opinion. :D

They may be waiting for the outcome of the Desmond case.


 Why do you think this? A state agency (DCH) waiting for the outcome of a civil case in order to have an advantage or disadvantage in its enforcement of current codes and/or state law? From a legal perspective, if say the case goes in favor of the plaintiff,how would the DCH benefit or be negatively impacted from an enforcement of current codes and/or state law angle? Or if the case goes in favor of the defendants, how would the DCH benefit or be negatively impacted?

 In my heart, I can only hope the legal entities driving the DCH bus today have a better road map than the one they followed in 2007. Yet my personal experience with said entity leaves me with a very empty feeling! I brace for the worst and hope for the best.

I don't see the outcome of this case as giving DCH a particular advantage or disadvantage. However, the outcome of the Desmond case may hold some bearing on any current investigation of Narconon of Georgia. There is much more to the Desmond case than Patrick Desmond's unfortunate death. Investigators should be looking for any trends of incidents that are violations of state regulations.

I have learned not to expect too much from DCH, but always hope that things may change.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on December 19, 2012, 23:06
I must have grown cynical.  I hope they're not just going through the motions so they can say they did an investigation and nothing was found.    I wonder what case they're referring to - one that we don't know about?  O-\eh?

I'm cynical too. I'm assuming they are referring to the Desmond case.

In the last few weeks, the disposition of Complaint #GA00112270 of 5/29/2012 has changed several times on the DCH website. Currently, the report shows Narconon of Georgia out of compliance on that date.

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At the time of complaint investigation (GA00112270), Narconon of Georgia was not in compliance with Chapter 290-4-2, Rules and Regulations for Drug Abuse Treatment and Education Programs.

 GA00112270 was a complaint pertaining to gross violations of the 2007 agreement between the Georgia DHR and Narconon of Georgia. After findings of non compliance by Narconon of Georgia via the states DCH surveyor, The Georgia DCH retracted the non compliance findings found during the GA00112270 survey.

 Now the DCH is stating on its website that complaint GA00112270 was in fact correct per its original findings of non compliance by Narconon of Georgia?  (:E(

 As to my thoughts on the matter? Well, I will have to wait and see what the heck the survey the DCH is referring too in this recent email. I sense there are in fact other complaints being vetted @ this time, hence the "we can't talk about that stuff at the moment" line. As the DCH is not party to the Desmond civil case, I would image they are not investigating said death as that is outside their scope of expertize and enforcement. Just my opinion. :D

Well, it seems like things may be going in a better direction...
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: SocialTransparency on December 23, 2012, 16:09

 I would like to wish each and every one of you a happy and relaxing holiday with friends and family. All of us are very blessed. It is an honor and privilege to see so many people who post here working for change and justice. On that note I leave you all this!


 *i*l*:D |-|&^^

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The Department of Community Health (DCH) acknowledges your Open Records Act Request dated December 19, 2012.  You are requesting the following:
 
1.)    “All documents legally available to me in regard to The Division Of Healthcare Facilities Regulations survey review of Narconon of Georgia”;

2.)     “All materials legally available to me in regard to Commissioner Cook in relation to said investigation of Narconon of Georgia”; and

3.)    “All materials available concerning The Office of Inspector General’s investigation of the Division of Healthcare Facilities Healthcare Regulation."
 
Records responsive to your request have been identified and are attached to this email.  These records were readily available and are being sent electronically therefore there is no cost to fulfill your request.  Included in the attachments is: 1) the Investigative Report of the Office of Inspector General; 2) a Deficiencies Report generated by The Healthcare Facility Regulation Division (HFRD) and 3) documents not sent to you previously which are related to Narconon’s application and inspection for licensure.   The attached includes all documents that are responsive to your request at this time.  HFRD declines to produce any other documents in its possession which relate to an ongoing investigation of Narconon by this regulatory agency which may have been created or received by HFRD after September 11, 2012 pursuant to  O.C.G.A. Sec. 50-18-72(a)(4).
 
Please be advised that personally identifiable information has been redacted from the records, e.g. email addresses of non-public employees, FEIN numbers, as well as information relating to the identity of patients receiving drug abuse treatment services or that could lead to the  identification of patients in treatment.  This information is exempt from disclosure pursuant to O.C.G.A. § 50-18-72(a)(20)(A) and the Health Information Protection and Accountability Act (HIPPA).
 
This concludes fulfillment of your Open Records Act Request.  Please advise if I can be of further assistance.
 
Thank you,
 
Christiane Nolton
Legal Administrative Assistant
Office of General Counsel
Georgia Department of Community Health
2 Peachtree Street NW, 40th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
cnolton@dch.ga.gov
(404) 463-5291 phone
(404) 656-0663 fax
Reader Advisory Notice: Email to and from a Georgia state agency is generally public record, except for content that is confidential under specific laws. Security by encryption is applied to all confidential information sent by email from the Georgia Department of Community Health.
 

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/GaDCH/2012-10-26-GaDCH-NarcononOfGeorgiaApplicationAndLicense.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/GaDCH/2012-11-13-GaDCH-NarcononOfGeorgiaInspectionReport.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/GaDCH/2012-11-19-GaDCH-OfficeOfInspectorGeneral-InvestigativeReport.pdf


 
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: BMF on December 23, 2012, 17:06
I read the investigation. 

Sauna IC is not a CAC nor were they working towards being a CAC

No psycho-social assessment done by qualified individuals.  Mary tried but they found she is not qualified.

No treatment planning, no progress notes.  Just what the hell ARE they doing there that is legal?  Look like nothing.

Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: loriisbored on December 23, 2012, 17:36
why did they change the name of the sauna again? and is anything actually going to happen to narconon now? i love how they play the "i'm ignorant of the law" card.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: BigBeard on December 23, 2012, 19:30
why did they change the name of the sauna again? and is anything actually going to happen to narconon now? i love how they play the "i'm ignorant of the law" card.

Huh? When did Georgia toss the "Ignorance of the law is no excuse." page from their books?

Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: loriisbored on December 23, 2012, 19:37
oh, sorry, that is partly an assumption on my part. in the sauna report, i saw how mary said i didnt know a few times. that's what i was refering to. i guess i should have said the the ignorance card.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: BigBeard on December 23, 2012, 20:15
No problem. I'm still very disappointed in how this is being handled by the state though.

In my younger days (Much younger!) I lived outside of Macon. There were several instances of MPD officers being killed, or seriously hurt, responding to armed robbery reports at convience stores. The mayor at the time's solution was to put up billboards on the main roads into Macon stating, "Armed robbers will be shot.", with his signature underneath. A strange thing happened after they went up. The next three armed robbers were killed 'resisting arrest' as they exited the convenience store after a robbery. Armed robberies of convenience stores suddenly dropped to zero.

I've expected a strong response to wrong doing out of Georgia ever since, not this farce that seems to be going on where narCONon is concerned.

Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: loriisbored on December 23, 2012, 21:27
yea, it's as if the state doesnt give two craps about them basically getting away with murder. but i believe when i was there earlier this year, the sauna had a different name, new life detoxification progra..yes, progra. that was on their business license. i asked the supervisor (still the aaron guy then too) about it, and he just laughed like he never noticed the missing m before. odd.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: mefree on December 23, 2012, 22:12
No problem. I'm still very disappointed in how this is being handled by the state though.
Same here.

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Members of the PEA core group often keep individual notes during the discussion, but no formal minutes are kept and no report is written.
Why are there no minutes or reports from these meetings?
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Surveyors are responding to complaints, documenting violations, and seem genuinely frustrated at the outcome.
Well, that is something.... I still feel like more could be done. The state agencies are probably concerned about a lawsuit.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: SocialTransparency on December 23, 2012, 22:23

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HFRD declines to produce any other documents in its possession which relate to an ongoing investigation of Narconon by this regulatory agency which may have been created or received by HFRD after September 11, 2012 pursuant to  O.C.G.A. Sec. 50-18-72(a)(4).
 

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/GaDCH/2012-10-26-GaDCH-NarcononOfGeorgiaApplicationAndLicense.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/GaDCH/2012-11-13-GaDCH-NarcononOfGeorgiaInspectionReport.pdf

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/GaDCH/2012-11-19-GaDCH-OfficeOfInspectorGeneral-InvestigativeReport.pdf
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 No plan of corrections appear within any of the above documents.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Witnessman on December 24, 2012, 16:04
First of all, Kudos and Congrats to everyone involved! 

The letter to Commissioner Cook (p. 12 of the third linked document) was a great and bold step, and directly led to an in-depth internal investigation that rightly focused on the extensive record in the Desmond case.

This document also answers the questions about how DCH repeatedly made the calls to allow Narconon of GA to continue to operate despite being busted for serious violations over and over for many years.  The decision-makers in the Potential Enforcement Action group simply didn't ever think there was ever enough solid evidence to successfully win a contested legal proceeding.

Given his very uncomfortable interview by Jodie Fleischer of WSB TV ("If they are in fact running a residential treatment facility and they're not licensed to do that, then that becomes a real problem... We'll be taking a very close look at it." http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/state-investigates-narconon-georgia-after-channel-/nSRsC/), the fact that they are now aware of and have readily available more solid evidence than they could ever need or use, and the absolutely unequivocal and irrefutable findings in the 11/13/12 inspection report, Commissioner Cook and DCH are now, finally boxed in.  They must now take decisive action to revoke the license and shut down Narconon of GA. 

This should happen very soon or immediately.  There can be no basis whatever for further delay.  The public welfare demands action.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on December 24, 2012, 18:48
I didn't see SocialTransparency's holiday greetings until now, and had already posted my Happy Holidays in the Across The Backyard fence section but it doesn't show up in recent comments.

Best wishes to all and thank you for all your input, help and good works
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12104.0.html

And I want to give special thanks to SocialTransparency for all his efforts to hounding DCH to do it's job and do it right. These recent documents show  that progress is being made. Hopefully they will shut Narconon of Georgia down soon.

((Huggs))

Mary
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: BigBeard on December 25, 2012, 03:51
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Given his very uncomfortable interview by Jodie Fleischer of WSB TV ("If they are in fact running a residential treatment facility and they're not licensed to do that, then that becomes a real problem... We'll be taking a very close look at it." http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/state-investigates-narconon-georgia-after-channel-/nSRsC/), the fact that they are now aware of and have readily available more solid evidence than they could ever need or use, and the absolutely unequivocal and irrefutable findings in the 11/13/12 inspection report, Commissioner Cook and DCH are now, finally boxed in.  They must now take decisive action to revoke the license and shut down Narconon of GA.

This should happen very soon or immediately.  There can be no basis whatever for further delay.  The public welfare demands action.

I agree with these sentiments completely, but I'm not going to hold my breath waiting.

If DCH once again lets this go with no action, I believe it will be time for the Feds to start investigating DCH. Because it will mean something seriously wrong is going on with the decision makers there.

Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: SocialTransparency on December 25, 2012, 08:23
 Please watch WSBTV on Wednesday 12/26/2012 for another Narconon of Georgia/DCH expose'. Also listen to Pete Combs on WSB radio and read the write up by Christian Boone in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution. Hopefully other posters will post the links so you readers can both watch and read what our local media has to say!

 Merry Christmas! |true|confirmed|
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: mefree on December 25, 2012, 08:49
Awesome, ST. Merry Christmas!
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Witnessman on December 25, 2012, 09:28
The idea that DCH is infiltrated by evil Scientology or otherwise corrupt - as opposed to simply cautious, timid and/or mired in bureaucratic inertia - does not make much sense to me and is almost certainly incorrect in my opinion. 

In fact, I believe all of the elements of a perfect storm are presented for DCH to finally do what has to be done and Narconon of GA is now just barely hanging on by a thin and frayed thread. 

One of the big reasons is the background of Commissioner David A. Cook, who's bio is here: http://dch.georgia.gov/commissioner.  First of all, he is a recent political appointee of Gov. Deal, after working for many years in a lobbyist / public policy position and then as Executive Director for the powerful mainstream medical group known as the Medical Association of GA, and this job is my no means where he wants to see the trajectory of his career crash down.  Secondly, he has a long-standing very close relationship with Gov. Deal and both of these men are smart and savvy enough to not allow themselves to be identified as collaborators with the Scientology criminal enterprise. Finally, he is a well-educated and experienced (although inactive now) attorney who understands and will recognize blatant fraud when smacked in the face by it.

Also, responding to ST's news on the expected additional coverage, this is fantastic and will continue to ramp up the pressure on DCH to take definitive action. 
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on December 25, 2012, 11:17
Please watch WSBTV on Wednesday 12/26/2012 for another Narconon of Georgia/DCH expose'. Also listen to Pete Combs on WSB radio and read the write up by Christian Boone in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution. Hopefully other posters will post the links so you readers can both watch and read what our local media has to say!

 Merry Christmas! |true|confirmed|

Thanks, ST!! Merry Christmas to you too! Lovely Christmas present you have given us  |-|&^^
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: BigBeard on December 25, 2012, 12:35
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Witnessman in post #24 said: The idea that DCH is infiltrated by evil Scientology or otherwise corrupt - as opposed to simply cautious, timid and/or mired in bureaucratic inertia - does not make much sense to me and is almost certainly incorrect in my opinion.

Considering the infiltrations conducted by the Cof$ in the US and Canada during 'Operation Snow White', slipping "ringers" into state level regulatory agencies seems trivial in comparison. It may not be what's going on with DCH, but until it's proved this is all due to bureaucratic inertia/timidity, I'm not going to discount the possibility. Especially if nothing happens after the media expose's on the 26th.

And Merry Christmas to all!
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on December 25, 2012, 12:42
^^^ who posted that comment, Big Beard?

If you want to quote a comment from the forum, best to reply to it clicking QUOTE ( which is right above the comment on the left ), then it will copy what's there, and list who wrote it, all in quotes. Then write your comment below the quote :)

 
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: ethercat on December 25, 2012, 15:39
Mary, it was posted by Witnessman, just above.

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If you want to quote a comment from the forum, best to reply to it clicking QUOTE ( which is right above the comment on the left ), then it will copy what's there, and list who wrote it, all in quotes. Then write your comment below the quote

And whoa!  I better remember to never just put quotes around something instead of clicking "quote", lest I anger the forum staff!   ;)

Oh, wait, I don't see anything that says "staff", "moderator", or "admin"...  Is "High Value Target" staff??   :O)o
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: mefree on December 25, 2012, 16:16
I'm hoping Witnessman is correct. I don't want to believe that corruption is an issue at DCH. I have known them to be very reliable in the past, in my professional life. However, their lack of action in this instance has astounded me. I do realize they have been lied to at every turn by NNGA.

Keeping my fingers crossed and looking forward to the coming media coverage.

Happy holidays to all!
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on December 25, 2012, 17:25
Mary, it was posted by Witnessman, just above.

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If you want to quote a comment from the forum, best to reply to it clicking QUOTE ( which is right above the comment on the left ), then it will copy what's there, and list who wrote it, all in quotes. Then write your comment below the quote

And whoa!  I better remember to never just put quotes around something instead of clicking "quote", lest I anger the forum staff!   ;)

Oh, wait, I don't see anything that says "staff", "moderator", or "admin"...  Is "High Value Target" staff??   :O)o

I don't see anything here tht tells posters not to help othere... Oh wait... I got it in my messge box.  ::)
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: BigBeard on December 26, 2012, 07:58
^^^ who posted that comment, Big Beard?

If you want to quote a comment from the forum, best to reply to it clicking QUOTE ( which is right above the comment on the left ), then it will copy what's there, and list who wrote it, all in quotes. Then write your comment below the quote :)

 

Sorry. I was on a rather slow dial up connection and it was faster to just cut & paste than wait on the quote function to do it's thing. Fixed it to show who's quote it was.

Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Witnessman on December 26, 2012, 09:55
BigBeard: 

It is absolutely true that we shouldn't just assume the regulatory or political systems of the State of GA are being operating in an honest manner.  After all, the entire history of Scientology has for decades demonstrated an almost unlimited capacity to very effectively subvert, bribe, intimidate, lie, cheat and steal and thereby accomplish their nefarious purposes.

In fact, in the strange case of the early 2007 settlement of the administrative appeal of Narconon of GA from DHR's decision to non-renew their license, I strongly believe there was something corrupt - most likely some type of back-channel, fingerprint-free political intervention - that forced the DHR officials to abandon their position, cave in, and allow Narconon of GA to continue to operate.  This situation was discussed, somewhat, in attorney Nina Edidin's deposition, pp 27-28, 32-38, which is linked at comment 222 in the main Desmond case thread.

Note, however, even then, it was the surveyors and decision-makers in the Healthcare Facility Regulation office who had pushed the issue as far as it went, which was 98% of way to Narconon of GA being defunct and shuttered.

And, it is now a very new day with activists and lawyers watching with interest, everything being published almost contemporaneously here on the worldwide web, pending litigation with a mountain of highly relevant evidence, major media coverage, and - last but not least - a different Governor and a different Commissioner.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: BMF on December 26, 2012, 11:07
Mary had/has some important people on her rolodex.  That is all becoming a moot point now (or as Per Wickstrom would say "mood point").  You can only feed the public a shit sandwich so many times before they wake up and realize what they are eating.

The governing bodies are also becoming less and less afraid of the Churches "religious discrimination" cries and so on when things get found out about them.

Isnt the web a beautiful thing?
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: mefree on December 26, 2012, 13:30
Mary had/has some important people on her rolodex.  That is all becoming a moot point now (or as Per Wickstrom would say "mood point").  You can only feed the public a shit sandwich so many times before they wake up and realize what they are eating.

The governing bodies are also becoming less and less afraid of the Churches "religious discrimination" cries and so on when things get found out about them.

Isnt the web a beautiful thing?

Yes, it is. You have a way with words, BMF! ;D
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: BMF on December 26, 2012, 15:45
You should see what I can do with a Ginsu. ;D
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: cnhender on December 26, 2012, 16:01
Please watch WSBTV on Wednesday 12/26/2012 for another Narconon of Georgia/DCH expose'. Also listen to Pete Combs on WSB radio and read the write up by Christian Boone in the Atlanta Journal and Constitution. Hopefully other posters will post the links so you readers can both watch and read what our local media has to say!

 Merry Christmas! |true|confirmed|
Thank you for the heads up.....SWEEEETTTT.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: SocialTransparency on December 26, 2012, 17:10
Man! Clearwater sure is windy at the moment. That and the Brighthouse inter wreck service here is acting kind of odd today. It is a real pain posting on and reading this forum from an iPhone. I hope WSB broadcasts their story. I may need to go to a Starbucks to use my laptop as this viewing via phone is in my opinion cruel to us older folk. That and I may need an intervention after repeated trips to Starbucks as I must confess to a Grande Latte problem I may have. |true|confirmed|
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: BMF on December 26, 2012, 18:20
Man! Clearwater sure is windy at the moment. That and the Brighthouse inter wreck service here is acting kind of odd today. It is a real pain posting on and reading this forum from an iPhone. I hope WSB broadcasts their story. I may need to go to a Starbucks to use my laptop as this viewing via phone is in my opinion cruel to us older folk. That and I may need an intervention after repeated trips to Starbucks as I must confess to a Grande Latte problem I may have. |true|confirmed|


Awe man... Frenchies!!!!!  Cajun Grouper sandwiches........mmmmmmm!!
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: mefree on December 26, 2012, 19:00
Narconon of Georgia says state intends to revoke its license - AJC  (http://www.ajc.com/news/news/narconon-of-georgia-says-state-intends-to-revoke-i/nTf7f/)
By Christian Boone

The state Department of Community Health has notified Narconon of Georgia it intends to revoke the clinic’s license for misrepresenting itself as a residential drug treatment facility.

The action came after the department’s latest probe of the Norcross treatment center, the fourth so far this year. In its findings, DCH said that its review of court records from a DeKalb County lawsuit revealed sworn statements from the facility’s executive director confirming that it was knowingly operating as a residential program when licensed only for outpatient services.

An out-of-state drug court manager was also led to believe that the residential services included 24-hour supervision, and the false information harmed the “health and well-being” of the client the court was placing, according to the findings, obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution under an Open Records Request. That client died after a drug overdose.

Barbara Marschalk, attorney for the Norcross treatment center, said Narconon has requested a hearing, as allowed by Georgia law.

“Narconon of Georgia strongly disagrees with the findings mentioned in the Department’s correspondence and corresponding survey report and plans to vigorously oppose any efforts to revoke its license,” Marschalk said Wednesday in a statement. “Narconon of Georgia plans to take all steps allowed under Georgia law to respond to and oppose any sanctions against it as they are unfounded and unwarranted and appear to be based solely on disputed documents produced in connection with an ongoing and very contentious civil lawsuit against it related to events that occurred more than four years ago.”

more at http://www.ajc.com/news/news/narconon-of-georgia-says-state-intends-to-revoke-i/nTf7f/
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Posted: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012

State looks into Narconon of Georgia -WSB radio (http://www.wsbradio.com/news/news/local/state-looks-narconon-gerogia/nTf9K/)

 By Pete Combs

Narconon of Georgia, already embroiled in a lawsuit over the death of a patient who was court ordered into a residential drug treatment program that in fact never existed, now faces revocation of its license by Georgia health regulators.

 Documents obtained from the State Department of Community Health by WSB Radio News under an Open Records Request show Narconon of Georgia has been found to be violating its license by running a residential drug rehab program while only permitted to operate as an outpatient facility.

 The allegations have plagued Narconon of Georgia since it was founded in 2002. But unable to subpoena witnesses and documents, the Department of Community Health (formerly the Department of Human Services) has been unable to prove in court that Narconon has run a residential program while claiming to be operating an outpatient facility.

 Why would someone do that?

 “By claiming to be a residential program, they can obviously charge a lot more,” said Attorney Jeff Harris. He is suing Narconon on behalf of Patrick Desmond’s family after Desmond died in 2008. (Read more here) Narconon’s executive director is accused in that lawsuit of telling both Desmond’s family and the drug court administrator in Brevard County, Florida, that hers was a 24-hour residential treatment facility when it is not. Desmond, 28, drank throughout his stay at Narconon, according to his family. He then returned home to Florida, relapsed, and was sentenced to return to Narconon. There, according to the lawsuit, while drinking with staff members, he decided to try heroin. He died from a combined overdose of alcohol and heroin.

 While profit is one motive for Narconon to claim it is a residential program even though it is not licensed as such, Harris said an outpatient facility is not under as much scrutiny by regulators as is a residential program. In his suit, which is set for trial in Dekalb County State Court on February 11, Harris contends Narconon has tried to conceal its residential operations by claiming they are separately owned and operated. Harris said testimony and a raft of documents proves that the separate company, Discovery Course, is actually a mere shell company operated by Narconon Executive Director Mary Reiser.....

more at http://www.wsbradio.com/news/news/local/state-looks-narconon-gerogia/nTf9K/

Narconon response: http://www.wsbradio.com/documents/2012/dec/26/2012-12-26-narconon-response/
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State taking steps to shut down Narconon of Georgia - WSB tv  (http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/state-taking-steps-shut-down-narconon-georgia/nTgCN/)

.....For the first time, inspectors cited violations, which fall into the state's most serious tier, meaning they "caused death or serious physical or emotional harm" or"pose an imminent and serious threat."

Investigators also reviewed evidence "confirming that Narconon of Georgia was knowingly operating as a residential program ... that the facility failed to update its license ... and provided misleading information to the public which negatively affected the health and safety of [Patrick Desmond]."

Desmond died in 2008 while enrolled at Narconon of Georgia. A Florida drug court ordered him into inpatient treatment for alcohol addiction. But he got drunk with his housing monitor, left with two program flunkies, and tried heroin for the first time....

Video: http://bcove.me/4woufh4x
more at http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/state-taking-steps-shut-down-narconon-georgia/nTgCN/
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: wynot on December 26, 2012, 19:38
Isn't that lovely? ||O|| C{{O}}2 C{{O}} L-O-:

Anybody want to bet they will attempt to continue operations without licensing until the government actually puts a lock on their door?

'til next time;
wynot
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: ethercat on December 26, 2012, 19:46
Narconon of Georgia says state intends to revoke its license - AJC  (http://www.ajc.com/news/news/narconon-of-georgia-says-state-intends-to-revoke-i/nTf7f/)
By Christian Boone

The state Department of Community Health has notified Narconon of Georgia it intends to revoke the clinic’s license for misrepresenting itself as a residential drug treatment facility.

The action came after the department’s latest probe of the Norcross treatment center, the fourth so far this year. In its findings, DCH said that its review of court records from a DeKalb County lawsuit revealed sworn statements from the facility’s executive director confirming that it was knowingly operating as a residential program when licensed only for outpatient services.

An out-of-state drug court manager was also led to believe that the residential services included 24-hour supervision, and the false information harmed the “health and well-being” of the client the court was placing, according to the findings, obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution under an Open Records Request. That client died after a drug overdose.

Barbara Marschalk, attorney for the Norcross treatment center, said Narconon has requested a hearing, as allowed by Georgia law.

“Narconon of Georgia strongly disagrees with the findings mentioned in the Department’s correspondence and corresponding survey report and plans to vigorously oppose any efforts to revoke its license,” Marschalk said Wednesday in a statement. “Narconon of Georgia plans to take all steps allowed under Georgia law to respond to and oppose any sanctions against it as they are unfounded and unwarranted and appear to be based solely on disputed documents produced in connection with an ongoing and very contentious civil lawsuit against it related to events that occurred more than four years ago.”

more at http://www.ajc.com/news/news/narconon-of-georgia-says-state-intends-to-revoke-i/nTf7f/

Posted: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012

State looks into Narconon of Grorgia -WSB radio (http://www.wsbradio.com/news/news/local/state-looks-narconon-gerogia/nTf9K/)

 By Pete Combs

Narconon of Georgia, already embroiled in a lawsuit over the death of a patient who was court ordered into a residential drug treatment program that in fact never existed, now faces revocation of its license by Georgia health regulators.

 Documents obtained from the State Department of Community Health by WSB Radio News under an Open Records Request show Narconon of Georgia has been found to be violating its license by running a residential drug rehab program while only permitted to operate as an outpatient facility.

 The allegations have plagued Narconon of Georgia since it was founded in 2002. But unable to subpoena witnesses and documents, the Department of Community Health (formerly the Department of Human Services) has been unable to prove in court that Narconon has run a residential program while claiming to be operating an outpatient facility.

 Why would someone do that?

 “By claiming to be a residential program, they can obviously charge a lot more,” said Attorney Jeff Harris. He is suing Narconon on behalf of Patrick Desmond’s family after Desmond died in 2008. (Read more here) Narconon’s executive director is accused in that lawsuit of telling both Desmond’s family and the drug court administrator in Brevard County, Florida, that hers was a 24-hour residential treatment facility when it is not. Desmond, 28, drank throughout his stay at Narconon, according to his family. He then returned home to Florida, relapsed, and was sentenced to return to Narconon. There, according to the lawsuit, while drinking with staff members, he decided to try heroin. He died from a combined overdose of alcohol and heroin.

 While profit is one motive for Narconon to claim it is a residential program even though it is not licensed as such, Harris said an outpatient facility is not under as much scrutiny by regulators as is a residential program. In his suit, which is set for trial in Dekalb County State Court on February 11, Harris contends Narconon has tried to conceal its residential operations by claiming they are separately owned and operated. Harris said testimony and a raft of documents proves that the separate company, Discovery Course, is actually a mere shell company operated by Narconon Executive Director Mary Reiser.....

more at http://www.wsbradio.com/news/news/local/state-looks-narconon-gerogia/nTf9K/

Narconon response: http://www.wsbradio.com/documents/2012/dec/26/2012-12-26-narconon-response/

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still reading.   cU#__
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: SocialTransparency on December 26, 2012, 21:19
http://www.wsbtv.com/

http://www.wsbtv.com/videos/news/state-law-could-change-after-channel-2-narconon/vffFR/

http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/state-taking-steps-shut-down-narconon-georgia/nTgCN/

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Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: BigBeard on December 27, 2012, 00:57
Narconon of Georgia says state intends to revoke its license - AJC  (http://www.ajc.com/news/news/narconon-of-georgia-says-state-intends-to-revoke-i/nTf7f/)
By Christian Boone

<snip>

Barbara Marschalk, attorney for the Norcross treatment center, said Narconon has requested a hearing, as allowed by Georgia law.

“Narconon of Georgia strongly disagrees with the findings mentioned in the Department’s correspondence and corresponding survey report and plans to vigorously oppose any efforts to revoke its license,” Marschalk said Wednesday in a statement. “Narconon of Georgia plans to take all steps allowed under Georgia law to respond to and oppose any sanctions against it as they are unfounded and unwarranted and appear to be based solely on disputed documents produced in connection with an ongoing and very contentious civil lawsuit against it related to events that occurred more than four years ago.”

more at http://www.ajc.com/news/news/narconon-of-georgia-says-state-intends-to-revoke-i/nTf7f/

Will they have Mary 'The liar' Reiser testify at that hearing? Or is this code for Cof$ turning loose the PI's to try and dig up dirt on DCH personel?

Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: ethercat on December 27, 2012, 11:09
Narconon of Georgia says state intends to revoke its license - AJC  (http://www.ajc.com/news/news/narconon-of-georgia-says-state-intends-to-revoke-i/nTf7f/)
By Christian Boone

<snip>

Barbara Marschalk, attorney for the Norcross treatment center, said Narconon has requested a hearing, as allowed by Georgia law.

“Narconon of Georgia strongly disagrees with the findings mentioned in the Department’s correspondence and corresponding survey report and plans to vigorously oppose any efforts to revoke its license,” Marschalk said Wednesday in a statement. “Narconon of Georgia plans to take all steps allowed under Georgia law to respond to and oppose any sanctions against it as they are unfounded and unwarranted and appear to be based solely on disputed documents produced in connection with an ongoing and very contentious civil lawsuit against it related to events that occurred more than four years ago.”

more at http://www.ajc.com/news/news/narconon-of-georgia-says-state-intends-to-revoke-i/nTf7f/

Will they have Mary 'The liar' Reiser testify at that hearing? Or is this code for Cof$ turning loose the PI's to try and dig up dirt on DCH personel?

If they're smart, they will prevent Mary Rieser from testifying at anything or opening her mouth anywhere again.  She doesn't seem to know the difference between possibly believable lies and out and out BS.  And PIs are always a possibility with anything related to scientology. 

But I have the feeling Narconon International and scientology are just going to let Narconon of Georgia go - or assign someone else to reopen it under new management, which will mean a new license could be issued to NNGa 2.0.

BMF said something about someone in Per Wickstrom's circle (Dom) being at Narconon of Georgia in another thread: http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12060.msg27853.html#msg27853
(or that was what I read it as saying).  I wonder if they're gearing up to have Per take over for Mary...
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on December 27, 2012, 12:48
Not sure if this was posted already but google news say it was just updated a few mins ago

Pete Combs at WSB radio in Atlanta posted the damning Nov 13th deficiency report and Narconon of GA's Dec 26th response to WSB to the allegations the report made. Here is his original report from last nites with sidebar of docs
http://www.wsbradio.com/news/news/local/state-looks-narconon-georgia/nTf9K/

Download or read the docs:

2012-11-13 Deficiencies Report
http://www.wsbradio.com/documents/2012/dec/26/2012-11-13-deficiencies-report/

2012-12-26 Narconon Response to WSB
http://www.wsbradio.com/documents/2012/dec/26/2012-12-26-narconon-response/
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: BigBeard on December 27, 2012, 12:54
Someone local should remind DCH to notify the IRS and GA tax department when they pull NN GA's license. Wouldn't want anyone else sliding in trying to use their tax breaks under another name.

Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: ethercat on December 27, 2012, 13:02
It's nice of Tony Ortega to be giving this story some blogspace too: http://tonyortega.org/2012/12/26/narconon-georgia-facing-closure-it-shouldnt-have-taken-a-death/

Quote
Narconon Georgia Facing Closure: It Shouldn’t Have Taken a Death (http://tonyortega.org/2012/12/26/narconon-georgia-facing-closure-it-shouldnt-have-taken-a-death/)

By now you’ve probably seen our update (http://tonyortega.org/2012/12/26/scientologys-2012-in-review-narconon-goes-into-withdrawal/) on today’s year-in-review piece, or perhaps you’ve heard the news another way: Atlanta’s local media is reporting that state regulators are beginning a process to revoke the license of Scientology’s drug rehab program there, the Narconon Georgia facility which is at the center of a contentious wrongful death lawsuit.

For everyone who has followed this case closely — the folks at the Reaching for the Tipping Point (http://www.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/) forum who have worked so hard to dig up information about the facility, for example — this is stunning news.

It's also nice to be recognized for the work we've been doing here, isn't it. 

Thanks, Mary, for thanking Tony O in the comments.   @->---(=O 
An undercover sting operation would be a great thing!
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on December 27, 2012, 13:28
Yes, it's terrific to see recognition well deserved.

Over on ESMB, you must have been posting your comment about acknowledging Tipping Point....

http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?29805-Narconon-of-Georgia-State-Intends-to-Revoke-its-License&p=760182&viewfull=1#post760182

... around the time I was composing my long winded one because I didn't see yours until afterwards. :D
http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?29805-Narconon-of-Georgia-State-Intends-to-Revoke-its-License&p=760207&viewfull=1#post760207

Did you see Gay's reply to my comment? And my reply back?
Quote

Gay Ferree Eitenmiller JustCallMeMary • 2 hours ago

I'll do the sting for you!!! Only problem is they'd probably recognize me after all the trouble i caused them when my sister was there last March-May
 
    JustCallMeMary Gay Ferree Eitenmiller • an hour ago

    I know you would, lol!! Well, you have contributed so much already to helping expose Narconon of Georgia! Above and beyond... Thank you so much!
    ~ Mary McConnell
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: SocialTransparency on December 27, 2012, 14:27
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                                           For Patrick
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: ethercat on December 27, 2012, 15:13
Over on ESMB, you must have been posting your comment about acknowledging Tipping Point....

http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?29805-Narconon-of-Georgia-State-Intends-to-Revoke-its-License&p=760182&viewfull=1#post760182

... around the time I was composing my long winded one because I didn't see yours until afterwards. :D
http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?29805-Narconon-of-Georgia-State-Intends-to-Revoke-its-License&p=760207&viewfull=1#post760207

It's entirely possible, since I'm sure yours took longer to put together than mine.  I wish vBulletin had the same feature that SMF does that warns you if someone has posted while you've been composing yours.  (I'll have to see if there's a plugin for that for vB.)

Quote
Did you see Gay's reply to my comment? And my reply back?
Quote

Gay Ferree Eitenmiller JustCallMeMary • 2 hours ago

I'll do the sting for you!!! Only problem is they'd probably recognize me after all the trouble i caused them when my sister was there last March-May
 
    JustCallMeMary Gay Ferree Eitenmiller • an hour ago

    I know you would, lol!! Well, you have contributed so much already to helping expose Narconon of Georgia! Above and beyond... Thank you so much!
    ~ Mary McConnell

Yes!  I wish she would come on back over here, especially since she played a role in this DCH action as well.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: ethercat on December 27, 2012, 15:14
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                                           For Patrick



Quoted for Great Justice!
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Watcher on December 27, 2012, 16:27
Whoa Wow Busy Holiday and I've not had time to check the latest. Major step in the right direction here in Georgia. I'm praying it continues in this direction. 
It's about time DCH wakes up.

(((O)))!
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: cnhender on December 27, 2012, 16:47
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                                           For Patrick
"Human progress is neither automatic nor inevitable... Every step toward the goal of justice requires sacrifice, suffering, and struggle; the tireless exertions and passionate concern of dedicated individuals."
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
Read more at http://www.brainyquote.com/quotes/keywords/justice.html#g4kdL1z1s6ZL45aS.99
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: mefree on December 27, 2012, 19:42
Georgia based Scientology-connected Narconon may lose license (God Discussion - blog) (http://www.goddiscussion.com/105662/georgia-based-scientology-connected-narconon-may-lose-license/)
By Al Stefanelli

....A new investigation is being spearheaded, which included an unannounced inspection of the facility this past November, which determined the facility had violated the law to the severity that it caused death and/or serious physical or emotional harm and poses and imminent and serious threat to patients.

Narconon Attorney, Barbara Marschalk, has stated she will file a request for a hearing, which may take several months to complete, during which Narconon will be allowed to operate.

Check back here at The God Discussion for updates on this story tune into The God Discussion Show 0n 4 January 2013 for another featured broadcast on this issue.

more at http://www.goddiscussion.com/105662/georgia-based-scientology-connected-narconon-may-lose-license/
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: mefree on December 27, 2012, 23:25
A comment from a treatment professional on the AJC article.

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As a substance abuse social worker in St Louis, several years back I had several patients who said they had been to Narcanon in Oklahoma for substance abuse treatment and had been subjected to some strange things like long Saunas and mega dose vitamins which they didn’t think helped them. As I had no experience with this program I was wondering if they were being fully truthful. In reading articles about Narcanon I later have come to believe that this program uses some dangerous and non therapeutic approaches to treatment. As several persons have died in these programs from suspicious causes including possible toxicity from toxic doses of vitamins, possible over heating from saunas and in some cases the possible withholding of prescribed medications, these programs deserve a more complete investigation. Several references for possible research include.
The national institute of Drug abuse. Some reliable evidence based treatment approaches on substance abuse..
http://www.drugabuse.gov/http://www.drugabuse.gov/
And this website “Reaching the Tipping Point” which shows some of Narcanon’s dangerous practices.
http://www.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/
Although I have not researched this program much, as I am busy treating substance abusers in Missouri in an agency which uses good treatment approaches, I do believe that this group which is apparently connected with the Church of Scientology needs to be more carefully scrutinized due to both public safety and concerns about ethical treatment.

Sincerely,
Bob Gravlin
Missouri licensed clinical social worker.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: BigBeard on December 28, 2012, 06:30
^^^We need more professional people like this speaking out about the dangers of narCONon's program.

Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: BMF on December 28, 2012, 09:22
Narconon of Georgia says state intends to revoke its license - AJC  (http://www.ajc.com/news/news/narconon-of-georgia-says-state-intends-to-revoke-i/nTf7f/)
By Christian Boone

<snip>

Barbara Marschalk, attorney for the Norcross treatment center, said Narconon has requested a hearing, as allowed by Georgia law.

“Narconon of Georgia strongly disagrees with the findings mentioned in the Department’s correspondence and corresponding survey report and plans to vigorously oppose any efforts to revoke its license,” Marschalk said Wednesday in a statement. “Narconon of Georgia plans to take all steps allowed under Georgia law to respond to and oppose any sanctions against it as they are unfounded and unwarranted and appear to be based solely on disputed documents produced in connection with an ongoing and very contentious civil lawsuit against it related to events that occurred more than four years ago.”

more at http://www.ajc.com/news/news/narconon-of-georgia-says-state-intends-to-revoke-i/nTf7f/

Will they have Mary 'The liar' Reiser testify at that hearing? Or is this code for Cof$ turning loose the PI's to try and dig up dirt on DCH personel?

If they're smart, they will prevent Mary Rieser from testifying at anything or opening her mouth anywhere again.  She doesn't seem to know the difference between possibly believable lies and out and out BS.  And PIs are always a possibility with anything related to scientology. 

But I have the feeling Narconon International and scientology are just going to let Narconon of Georgia go - or assign someone else to reopen it under new management, which will mean a new license could be issued to NNGa 2.0.

BMF said something about someone in Per Wickstrom's circle (Dom) being at Narconon of Georgia in another thread: http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12060.msg27853.html#msg27853
(or that was what I read it as saying).  I wonder if they're gearing up to have Per take over for Mary...


Per plans to open his next place in Malibu.  He will definitely try to absorb the staff if GA is shut down.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: ethercat on December 28, 2012, 10:37
Nice to see you again, Watcher.

Whoa Wow Busy Holiday and I've not had time to check the latest. Major step in the right direction here in Georgia. I'm praying it continues in this direction. 
It's about time DCH wakes up.

I'm right there with you!  Hopefully, they won't revert their decision this time, like they did in 2007.  Is it possible that we're more of a threat (or an annoyance) to them than Narconon's lawyers?
  :P| 
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: ethercat on December 28, 2012, 10:41
But I have the feeling Narconon International and scientology are just going to let Narconon of Georgia go - or assign someone else to reopen it under new management, which will mean a new license could be issued to NNGa 2.0.

BMF said something about someone in Per Wickstrom's circle (Dom) being at Narconon of Georgia in another thread: http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12060.msg27853.html#msg27853
(or that was what I read it as saying).  I wonder if they're gearing up to have Per take over for Mary...


Per plans to open his next place in Malibu.  He will definitely try to absorb the staff if GA is shut down.

Thanks for the info, BMF.  If we can just get them out of Georgia, that will make me happy.  Then the work can continue on the other states.  The fewer states, the fewer state agencies to deal with. 

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Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: SocialTransparency on December 28, 2012, 20:51
I wonder if they're gearing up to have Per take over for Mary...
  :D I hope so. >:D
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: BMF on December 28, 2012, 21:32
But I have the feeling Narconon International and scientology are just going to let Narconon of Georgia go - or assign someone else to reopen it under new management, which will mean a new license could be issued to NNGa 2.0.

BMF said something about someone in Per Wickstrom's circle (Dom) being at Narconon of Georgia in another thread: http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12060.msg27853.html#msg27853
(or that was what I read it as saying).  I wonder if they're gearing up to have Per take over for Mary...


Per plans to open his next place in Malibu.  He will definitely try to absorb the staff if GA is shut down.

Thanks for the info, BMF.  If we can just get them out of Georgia, that will make me happy.  Then the work can continue on the other states.  The fewer states, the fewer state agencies to deal with. 

 ||||||||\\\\\\\:D

Good point, id imagine this has already been done, but it probably wouldnt be a bad idea to do a little preemptive strike and educate the state drug and alcohol agencies in the states Narconon is not in before they get their dirty little paws in the door.  Less places to run when the doors are closed in the states they are in.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Duped Parent on December 31, 2012, 15:51
Can anyone please recommend a sober living facility for a young adult? My child was at Narcanon and only learned how to do harder drugs than they went in for....trust me, I realize they made the choice but never did I think more drugs would be offered to them in so called treatment than out.

I feel so incredibly guilty for ever taking my child there in the first place. They will be discharged from a real 30 day inpatient rehab soon and we need to find a long term sober living place. Preferably in Florida, South Carolina or maybe North Carolina. I do not trust an internet search as that is how I found Narcanon. Please...please we need some caring advice.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: mefree on December 31, 2012, 15:59
Can anyone please recommend a sober living facility for a young adult? My child was at Narcanon and only learned how to do harder drugs than they went in for....trust me, I realize they made the choice but never did I think more drugs would be offered to them in so called treatment than out.

I feel so incredibly guilty for ever taking my child there in the first place. They will be discharged from a real 30 day inpatient rehab soon and we need to find a long term sober living place. Preferably in Florida, South Carolina or maybe North Carolina. I do not trust an internet search as that is how I found Narcanon. Please...please we need some caring advice.

You shouldn't feel guilty. The folks at NarCONon are very crafty.

The Fix offers a list of resources here: http://www.thefix.com/content/fix-411

You don't mention if your child is male or female and there's no need to post many details here. This is a place that takes male clients only in Georgia. I have heard very good things about them.
http://purpletreatment.com/

I'm sure some others may have additional information for you.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on December 31, 2012, 16:05
Can anyone please recommend a sober living facility for a young adult? My child was at Narcanon and only learned how to do harder drugs than they went in for....trust me, I realize they made the choice but never did I think more drugs would be offered to them in so called treatment than out.

I feel so incredibly guilty for ever taking my child there in the first place. They will be discharged from a real 30 day inpatient rehab soon and we need to find a long term sober living place. Preferably in Florida, South Carolina or maybe North Carolina. I do not trust an internet search as that is how I found Narcanon. Please...please we need some caring advice.

Hi and thank you for joining and posting.

Off hand I don't know of any. I will look around on the internet. In the meantime, try contacting  Frank Montero or Stacy Payne of TLC Residential in Northern California... people I trust. ( Both are former Narconon staff /executives who know what you're talking about ) I don't believe they take children but do call and tell them about the situation and what you are looking for . I am sure they  can refer you to appropriate places in those states.

Contact Info
Phone   (800) 852-7374
Email   intake@tlcresidential.com
Website   http://www.tlcresidential.com

https://www.facebook.com/stacey.s.payne
https://www.facebook.com/frankmontero

Keep us updated on how everything goes.

Best wishes,

Mary
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on December 31, 2012, 16:07
Can anyone please recommend a sober living facility for a young adult? My child was at Narcanon and only learned how to do harder drugs than they went in for....trust me, I realize they made the choice but never did I think more drugs would be offered to them in so called treatment than out.

I feel so incredibly guilty for ever taking my child there in the first place. They will be discharged from a real 30 day inpatient rehab soon and we need to find a long term sober living place. Preferably in Florida, South Carolina or maybe North Carolina. I do not trust an internet search as that is how I found Narcanon. Please...please we need some caring advice.

You shouldn't feel guilty. The folks at NarCONon are very crafty.

The Fix offers a list of resources here: http://www.thefix.com/content/fix-411

You don't mention if your child is male or female and there's no need to post many details here. This is a place that takes male clients only in Georgia. I have heard very good things about them.
http://purpletreatment.com/

I'm sure some others may have additional information for you.

Good suggestion, mefree. Thanks.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on December 31, 2012, 16:16
I realize your son is not a minor, but his age is a concern for you and  can certainly understand that.

Here is another resource. A reputable business in TX. The owner understands about NN. She may be an option or resource for locating one closer to where you want him to be.

From my notes:

http://www.adamshouse.info/

"Affordable"

Alcohol/Drug free; Recovery oriented living.
 
~ San Angelo, Texas, USA ~

(325) 450-3151
 
 Adams House is a privately owned establishment and welcomes all seeking a clean/sober life-style. Fees are reasonable and no one is turned away for lack of funds. We hope to be of service to you in the future. References are available upon request.
Gloria J.Neumeyer, Director
(325) 450-3151
   
Mission

To provide a safe, affordable, clean, comfortable home to men and women who seek a wholesome way of life.
 
 
  Rates
Furnished Double $320/month

No lease is required

Utilities included

We do have a sober living agreement
 
 
What We Offer
* Large Beautiful Home - six locations

* Drug & Alcohol free

* A Quiet , Safe Residential Neighborhood Close to the Library

* We Endorse All 12-step
Programs

* Double Occupancy

* A Caring, Experienced
Resident Manager

* All the Amenities of Home

* Furnished Rooms

* Close to Bus Lines

* Shopping and Restaurants near by

* Caring resident managers
------

Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: mefree on December 31, 2012, 16:22
Good suggestion, mefree. Thanks.

 :-thanks-: for your suggestions, Mary!
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: CoolHand on December 31, 2012, 16:26
Even if TLC residential doesn't have anything on the East Coast yet (not sure if they do or don't), I bet they would at least be able to help recommend something in GA, NC, SC or FL.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on December 31, 2012, 16:38
Even if TLC residential doesn't have anything on the East Coast yet (not sure if they do or don't), I bet they would at least be able to help recommend something in GA, NC, SC or FL.

Yes, I figured that they might.  Thanks for corroborating. I'm not big on making referrals but sometimes I am asked and will only refer to people I trust enough. I always do a search for complaints on these and if none found, I am comfortable suggesting a call to them. additional comment: I  ....and have had contact with the above sober houses, as well.

It is important, however, for people to do their own research whenever possible.

You may know more, having been in that business for so long.... the poster can't get or give PMs until they post 3 or more comments. the Admin can override that if you want to PM the father with suggestions or advise. The father can also contact the Admin or a moderator and ask for the override to contact any of us, as well. 
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on December 31, 2012, 17:48
And there will be more investigative media reports on this facility and issue coming up soon  ;D
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Duped Parent on January 04, 2013, 00:59
Mary...what do you suppose the new impending charges will be? I have also heard lots of rumblings, looks very serious for NNG. Even one of the off-site security says he is scared for his job but won't elaborate. He did say it involves a recent student whose family is stirring the pot!

Have you heard anything to give us hope? If they shut it down there should be a Holiday in their name.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on January 04, 2013, 08:20
Mary...what do you suppose the new impending charges will be? I have also heard lots of rumblings, looks very serious for NNG. Even one of the off-site security says he is scared for his job but won't elaborate. He did say it involves a recent student whose family is stirring the pot!

Have you heard anything to give us hope? If they shut it down there should be a Holiday in their name.

Well,  I can't say until the news is reported and the reason for that is due to the fact that one news media outlet revealed it's investigative findings with certain authorities while requesting comment. It's my understanding that the news reports are delayed at the moment because of this.

I guess we just have to hold onto our hats until it all comes out.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on January 04, 2013, 10:26
Mary...what do you suppose the new impending charges will be? I have also heard lots of rumblings, looks very serious for NNG. Even one of the off-site security says he is scared for his job but won't elaborate. He did say it involves a recent student whose family is stirring the pot!

Have you heard anything to give us hope? If they shut it down there should be a Holiday in their name.

Losing their license soon is certainly serious! See the Left sidebar for the Deficiencies Report  ;D
http://www.wsbradio.com/news/news/local/state-looks-narconon-georgia/nTf9K/
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: ethercat on January 08, 2013, 22:14

:cleanuponaisle4:

Please continue.   ;)
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Witnessman on January 09, 2013, 15:12
Mary...what do you suppose the new impending charges will be? I have also heard lots of rumblings, looks very serious for NNG. Even one of the off-site security says he is scared for his job but won't elaborate. He did say it involves a recent student whose family is stirring the pot!

Have you heard anything to give us hope? If they shut it down there should be a Holiday in their name.

I don't know, but am wondering if the following quoted material might be it.  This is from a new pleading just filed 1/8/13 in the Western World Insurance Company v Narconon of GA case pending in the United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division, specifically, document no. 49-1,   "Exhibit A - [Proposed] Second Amendment to Complaint for Declaratory Judgment" at page 2:

Quote
170.

The Desmonds, in the Draft Second Amended Complaint, allege the existence of claims, billing, reimbursement, and reporting discrepancies and other misrepresentations by Narconon of Georgia.

Again, I don't know, but I do read this as possibly having to do with impending allegations of new evidence demonstrating INSURANCE FRAUD in the main wrongful death pending in DeKalb State Court, which is consistent with this statement in the main document 49, "Plaintiff's [Western World insurance Company's] Motion to Amend Complaint" at page 3:

Quote
       2. The plaintiffs in the underlying action have circulated, but not filed, a draft Second Amended Complaint (the "Draft Second Amended Complaint") regarding the underlying state court action.  The Draft Second Amended Complaint sets forth additional predicate acts to the state court plaintiff's Georgia RICO claims, but does not allege any new counts.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: snippy on January 09, 2013, 16:45
Interesting - Can you post the documents?
Insurance means big trouble, correct?
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Witnessman on January 09, 2013, 17:13
All docs are available on the U.S. Courts' public access website, "PACER".  Register here:  https://www.pacer.gov/psco/cgi-bin/regform.pl

And yes, although I do not necessarily understand why, it could just be that financial fraud upon enormous health insurance corporations may somehow be deemed more worthy of criminal prosecution than ordinary, run of the mill, every single damn day fraud upon desperate families and ensuing deaths of patients in completely bogus drug and alcohol rehab centers.  Go figure.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: mefree on January 09, 2013, 17:39
All docs are available on the U.S. Courts' public access website, "PACER".  Register here:  https://www.pacer.gov/psco/cgi-bin/regform.pl

And yes, although I do not necessarily understand why, it could just be that financial fraud upon enormous health insurance corporations may somehow be deemed more worthy of criminal prosecution than ordinary, run of the mill, every single damn day fraud upon desperate families and ensuing deaths of patients in completely bogus drug and alcohol rehab centers.  Go figure.

Keep in mind that "we the people" pay for Medicare and Medicaid. Those benefits may not play a role in the Desmond case, but are part of the reason for the level of scrutiny with health insurance fraud. It costs all of us.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on January 09, 2013, 18:36
Mary...what do you suppose the new impending charges will be? I have also heard lots of rumblings, looks very serious for NNG. Even one of the off-site security says he is scared for his job but won't elaborate. He did say it involves a recent student whose family is stirring the pot!

Have you heard anything to give us hope? If they shut it down there should be a Holiday in their name.

I don't know, but am wondering if the following quoted material might be it.  This is from a new pleading just filed 1/8/13 in the Western World Insurance Company v Narconon of GA case pending in the United States District Court, Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division, specifically, document no. 49-1,   "Exhibit A - [Proposed] Second Amendment to Complaint for Declaratory Judgment" at page 2:

Quote
170.

The Desmonds, in the Draft Second Amended Complaint, allege the existence of claims, billing, reimbursement, and reporting discrepancies and other misrepresentations by Narconon of Georgia.

Again, I don't know, but I do read this as possibly having to do with impending allegations of new evidence demonstrating INSURANCE FRAUD in the main wrongful death pending in DeKalb State Court, which is consistent with this statement in the main document 49, "Plaintiff's [Western World insurance Company's] Motion to Amend Complaint" at page 3:

Quote
       2. The plaintiffs in the underlying action have circulated, but not filed, a draft Second Amended Complaint (the "Draft Second Amended Complaint") regarding the underlying state court action.  The Draft Second Amended Complaint sets forth additional predicate acts to the state court plaintiff's Georgia RICO claims, but does not allege any new counts.

Good catch, witnessman and DupedParent!

The only thing I can say is that I can't elaborate at this time, lol. But you are on the right track. As more documents become available, ye shall know more.

Sorry I can't be more specific.  \--O--/

edit in Bold
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Watcher2 on January 09, 2013, 18:43
OK every now and then I will just do a web search and see how NNGa are presenting their Conic (calling this place a clinic seems so wrong)

Anyway, it is a new year, NNGa is in a mess of trouble and STILL they represent as a residential Program.

http://www.drugsno.com/narconon-program/discharge-after-care/ (http://www.drugsno.com/narconon-program/discharge-after-care/)

"This final section serves as support for the client. After completing the residential stage of treatment, they will then be ready for the transition back into society."

Just Amazing. This site has been updated several times in the past few month yet the residual residential misrepresenting still exist.

 --O\|/O-- I'm watching.



Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: CoolHand on January 09, 2013, 19:01
Mary Rieser has been gearing up to try and "prove" to the DCH that they are not running a residential program, including overseeing the application of Discovery Course to receive GARR accreditation (Georgia Association of Recovery Residences).  See, she still has power over Darrell Hall and Discovery Course, because Narconon is their only client and so there cannot be autonomy.  Narconon staff still call the shots. 

Stupid mistakes like leaving "residential" on their website are part and parcel with the way Mary has always operated.  Then she'll blame Matt Hawk, her second in command and webmaster.  Matt is as brilliant as he is arrogant, and Scientology only made the latter worse.  If I were him, I'd take my intelligence and computer skills elsewhere and get a real job, but that's just me...
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: mefree on January 09, 2013, 19:19
Stupid mistakes like leaving "residential" on their website are part and parcel with the way Mary has always operated.  Then she'll blame Matt Hawk, her second in command and webmaster.  Matt is as brilliant as he is arrogant, and Scientology only made the latter worse.  If I were him, I'd take my intelligence and computer skills elsewhere and get a real job, but that's just me...
Interesting.
(http://media-cache-ec4.pinterest.com/avatars/matthawk_1337070439_600.jpg)
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: SocialTransparency on January 09, 2013, 19:24

Sorry I can't be more specific.  \--O--/



 (:E(
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on January 09, 2013, 21:08

Sorry I can't be more specific.  \--O--/




 (:E(

 (:E(   (:E(
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: ethercat on January 09, 2013, 21:12
Interesting - Can you post the documents?
Insurance means big trouble, correct?

Documents posted here:
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,11114.msg28535.html#msg28535
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: SocialTransparency on January 09, 2013, 21:37

Sorry I can't be more specific.  \--O--/



(http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/yy75/sbysbys/bullrocktote-01-1-1-1.jpg)

Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: SocialTransparency on January 09, 2013, 22:03
Mary Rieser has been gearing up to try and "prove" to the DCH that they are not running a residential program, including overseeing the application of Discovery Course to receive GARR accreditation (Georgia Association of Recovery Residences).  See, she still has power over Darrell Hall and Discovery Course, because Narconon is their only client and so there cannot be autonomy.  Narconon staff still call the shots. 

Stupid mistakes like leaving "residential" on their website are part and parcel with the way Mary has always operated.  Then she'll blame Matt Hawk, her second in command and webmaster.  Matt is as brilliant as he is arrogant, and Scientology only made the latter worse.  If I were him, I'd take my intelligence and computer skills elsewhere and get a real job, but that's just me...


 Informing both the DCH and the GARR voting board of directors as to what is transpiring between Mary Rieser of NarCONon of Georgia and Darrell Hall of Discovery Course.
 
Pictured below left to right are NarCONon ED Mary Rieser and Discovery Courses Darrell Hall
                          (http://i779.photobucket.com/albums/yy75/sbysbys/45-1.png)
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: mefree on January 23, 2013, 07:31
It looks like this was recently posted to the DCH Healthcare Facility Regulation website.

Georgia Department of Human Resources,
Office of Regulatory Services
State Form
Statement of Deficiencies
and Plan of Correction
Inspection begin date
 
Inspection end date:
9/25/2012
11/13/2012
Name of Provider or Supplier
NARCONON OF GEORGIA
Street Address, City, State Zip Code
5688 PEACHTREE PARKWAY #B1
NORCROSS, GA  30092
Inspection Results
As of: Thursday, January 17, 2013
N  0000  Initial Comments
At the time of an-off site investigation, Narconon of Georgia was not in compliance with the Rules
and Regulations for Drug Abuse Treatment and Education Programs, Chapter 290-4-2, as a result
of the investigation of complaint #GA00117913.  The allegation was substantiated.  The following
deficiencies were cited:
 
N  0500  290-4-2-.05  Licenses
No governing body shall operate a drug abuse treatment and education program in the state without first obtaining
a license or provisional license.  A licensed program may offer one or more of the program services described in
these rules.
This Requirement is not met as evidenced by:
Based on a review of court documents, and Department records, it was determined that the
facility failed to notify the Department of a change in licensure, that included outpatient and
residential services.  This failure negatively effected the health and safety of one of one sampled
client (Client #1).   Findings were:
A review of Department records revealed that the facility applied for a licensed to operate an
outpatient Drug Abuse Treatment and Education Program in April 2002, that was completed and
signed by the facility's executive director (employee #1).  Subsequent licensure applications were
submitted to the Department to include the following dates of December 2003 completed and
signed by a governing body member of Narconon of Georgia, May 18, 2004, August 2005,
September 2006, August 2009, that was signed by employee #1.  There was no documented
evidence that a residential modality was included on any of the licensure applications.
The facility added a ambulatory detoxification modality to the January 2007 license application. 
All of these licenses were granted by the department.   This program was operating as a branch
of the outpatient program.  However, the facility was found to be out of compliance with the rules
and regulation for operating as a branch.  During a complaint investigation that was conducted
May 2012, the facility was found to be operating a full time, as opposed to a part time
detoxification program in violation of an agreement made with the Department regarding the
operation of the program.   
Further reviews of three complaint investigation complaint #GA00109510, completed 3/21/12,
#GA0011446, completed 4/10/12  and #GA00114688, completed 7/17/12,  regarding the facility's
Page 1 of 3
More Information
Return to Facility Location and Information Guide
Return to Inspection Screen

 
 
 
 
Georgia Department of Human Resources,
Office of Regulatory Services
State Form
Statement of Deficiencies
and Plan of Correction
Inspection begin date
 
Inspection end date:
9/25/2012
11/13/2012
Name of Provider or Supplier
NARCONON OF GEORGIA
Street Address, City, State Zip Code
5688 PEACHTREE PARKWAY #B1
NORCROSS, GA  30092
Inspection Results
As of: Thursday, January 17, 2013
alleged operation of a residential program, were unsubstantiated.  While client interviews
confirmed that the facility was a residential program, there was conflicting documentation
including records of an acknowledgement form, signed by the clients stating that the facility was
not a residential program. 
A review of documents released as public records regarding the State Court of Dekalb County,
Civil Action No. 10-A-28641-2, filed in the Clerk, State, Court, Dekalb County on 11/5/12, revealed
several 
sworn statements from the Executive Director to ex-clients/employees, confirming that Narconon
of Georgia was knowingly, operating as a residential program, when licensed for an outpatient
Drug Abuse Treatment and Education Program.  There was a sworn statement from a manager of
an out of state Drug Court that stated that the Executive Director of Narconon stated that
residential services were provided by the facility, which included 24 hour supervision.  The ED
was made aware that the client #1 was court ordered to attend a residential drug program that
provided 24 hour supervision, still the client was admitted into the program.  Thus, the court
manager was mislead to believe that client#1 was appropriately placed in a residential program. 
This false information negatively effected the health and well being of client #1.  Also, the sworn
court statements confirmed that the facility was representing its program as a residential
program.   
 
N  0501  290-4-2-.05(a)  Licenses
License.  A license will be issued, upon presentation of evidence satisfactory to the department, that the program
is in compliance with these rules and all applicable federal and state laws for the handling and dispensing of
drugs, and all state and local health, safety, (including fire, sanitation, building) and zoning requirements.  A
license shall remain in force and effect for a period determined by the department unless sooner suspended or
revoked by the department.  Such license shall describe each type of service and program that the license is
authorized to provide.  Any changes in authorized services and programs shall be reported to the department. 
The department will determine whether a new license is required.
This Requirement is not met as evidenced by:
Based on a review of court documents, and Department records, it was determined that the
facility failed to update its license to include the addition of residential services.  This failure
provided misleading information to the public, which negatively effected the health and safety of
Page 2 of 3
More Information
Return to Facility Location and Information Guide
Return to Inspection Screen

 
 
 
 
Georgia Department of Human Resources,
Office of Regulatory Services
State Form
Statement of Deficiencies
and Plan of Correction
Inspection begin date
 
Inspection end date:
9/25/2012
11/13/2012
Name of Provider or Supplier
NARCONON OF GEORGIA
Street Address, City, State Zip Code
5688 PEACHTREE PARKWAY #B1
NORCROSS, GA  30092
Inspection Results
As of: Thursday, January 17, 2013
one of one sampled client (Client #1).  Findings were:
Cross reference: Z 500 - Failure of the governing body to operate a drug program that was
incompliance with the Drug Abuse Treatment and Education Program license issued by the
Department. 

Sorry for the layout. Will get dox uploaded later.
 
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on January 23, 2013, 08:25
It looks like this was recently posted to the DCH Healthcare Facility Regulation website.

Georgia Department of Human Resources,
Office of Regulatory Services
State Form
Statement of Deficiencies
and Plan of Correction
Inspection begin date
 
Inspection end date:
9/25/2012
11/13/2012
Name of Provider or Supplier
NARCONON OF GEORGIA
Street Address, City, State Zip Code
5688 PEACHTREE PARKWAY #B1
NORCROSS, GA  30092
Inspection Results
As of: Thursday, January 17, 2013
N  0000  Initial Comments
At the time of an-off site investigation, Narconon of Georgia was not in compliance with the Rules
and Regulations for Drug Abuse Treatment and Education Programs, Chapter 290-4-2, as a result
of the investigation of complaint #GA00117913.  The allegation was substantiated.  The following
deficiencies were cited:
 
N  0500  290-4-2-.05  Licenses
No governing body shall operate a drug abuse treatment and education program in the state without first obtaining
a license or provisional license.  A licensed program may offer one or more of the program services described in
these rules.
This Requirement is not met as evidenced by:
Based on a review of court documents, and Department records, it was determined that the
facility failed to notify the Department of a change in licensure, that included outpatient and
residential services.  This failure negatively effected the health and safety of one of one sampled
client (Client #1).   Findings were:
A review of Department records revealed that the facility applied for a licensed to operate an
outpatient Drug Abuse Treatment and Education Program in April 2002, that was completed and
signed by the facility's executive director (employee #1).  Subsequent licensure applications were
submitted to the Department to include the following dates of December 2003 completed and
signed by a governing body member of Narconon of Georgia, May 18, 2004, August 2005,
September 2006, August 2009, that was signed by employee #1.  There was no documented
evidence that a residential modality was included on any of the licensure applications.
The facility added a ambulatory detoxification modality to the January 2007 license application. 
All of these licenses were granted by the department.   This program was operating as a branch
of the outpatient program.  However, the facility was found to be out of compliance with the rules
and regulation for operating as a branch.  During a complaint investigation that was conducted
May 2012, the facility was found to be operating a full time, as opposed to a part time
detoxification program in violation of an agreement made with the Department regarding the
operation of the program.   
Further reviews of three complaint investigation complaint #GA00109510, completed 3/21/12,
#GA0011446, completed 4/10/12  and #GA00114688, completed 7/17/12,  regarding the facility's
Page 1 of 3
More Information
Return to Facility Location and Information Guide
Return to Inspection Screen

 
 
 
 
Georgia Department of Human Resources,
Office of Regulatory Services
State Form
Statement of Deficiencies
and Plan of Correction
Inspection begin date
 
Inspection end date:
9/25/2012
11/13/2012
Name of Provider or Supplier
NARCONON OF GEORGIA
Street Address, City, State Zip Code
5688 PEACHTREE PARKWAY #B1
NORCROSS, GA  30092
Inspection Results
As of: Thursday, January 17, 2013
alleged operation of a residential program, were unsubstantiated.  While client interviews
confirmed that the facility was a residential program, there was conflicting documentation
including records of an acknowledgement form, signed by the clients stating that the facility was
not a residential program. 
A review of documents released as public records regarding the State Court of Dekalb County,
Civil Action No. 10-A-28641-2, filed in the Clerk, State, Court, Dekalb County on 11/5/12, revealed
several 
sworn statements from the Executive Director to ex-clients/employees, confirming that Narconon
of Georgia was knowingly, operating as a residential program, when licensed for an outpatient
Drug Abuse Treatment and Education Program.  There was a sworn statement from a manager of
an out of state Drug Court that stated that the Executive Director of Narconon stated that
residential services were provided by the facility, which included 24 hour supervision.  The ED
was made aware that the client #1 was court ordered to attend a residential drug program that
provided 24 hour supervision, still the client was admitted into the program.  Thus, the court
manager was mislead to believe that client#1 was appropriately placed in a residential program. 
This false information negatively effected the health and well being of client #1.  Also, the sworn
court statements confirmed that the facility was representing its program as a residential
program.   
 
N  0501  290-4-2-.05(a)  Licenses
License.  A license will be issued, upon presentation of evidence satisfactory to the department, that the program
is in compliance with these rules and all applicable federal and state laws for the handling and dispensing of
drugs, and all state and local health, safety, (including fire, sanitation, building) and zoning requirements.  A
license shall remain in force and effect for a period determined by the department unless sooner suspended or
revoked by the department.  Such license shall describe each type of service and program that the license is
authorized to provide.  Any changes in authorized services and programs shall be reported to the department. 
The department will determine whether a new license is required.
This Requirement is not met as evidenced by:
Based on a review of court documents, and Department records, it was determined that the
facility failed to update its license to include the addition of residential services.  This failure
provided misleading information to the public, which negatively effected the health and safety of
Page 2 of 3
More Information
Return to Facility Location and Information Guide
Return to Inspection Screen

 
 
 
 
Georgia Department of Human Resources,
Office of Regulatory Services
State Form
Statement of Deficiencies
and Plan of Correction
Inspection begin date
 
Inspection end date:
9/25/2012
11/13/2012
Name of Provider or Supplier
NARCONON OF GEORGIA
Street Address, City, State Zip Code
5688 PEACHTREE PARKWAY #B1
NORCROSS, GA  30092
Inspection Results
As of: Thursday, January 17, 2013
one of one sampled client (Client #1).  Findings were:
Cross reference: Z 500 - Failure of the governing body to operate a drug program that was
incompliance with the Drug Abuse Treatment and Education Program license issued by the
Department. 

Sorry for the layout. Will get dox uploaded later.

Thanks so much, mefree. Looks like DCH is finally facing the issues and doing something about it.

Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: BigBeard on January 23, 2013, 08:34
Hopefully shutting them down for good!

Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: ethercat on January 23, 2013, 10:08
It's great that DCH has this on their site now, so people can be aware of it (if they check) but I don't see any difference (except in formatting) between that and the document posted here around Christmas:
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12083.msg28068.html#msg28068

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/GaDCH/2012-11-13-GaDCH-NarcononOfGeorgiaInspectionReport.pdf

Am I missing something?   ???

I sure would have liked to see what the Plan of Correction that Mary Rieser returned to them was, if she even did return one.  Whatever it was, I guess this time it wasn't satisfactory.  Maybe she didn't return one at all - Luke had said she was busy getting spanked at FLAG around that time.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: mefree on January 23, 2013, 10:11
I honestly have not had time to compare them. In general, the online postings are more of a summary document of findings.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: SocialTransparency on January 23, 2013, 10:22
 Within the dox,s (Thanks Mefree) the DCH refers to the "Governing body". Would this mean the Narconon of Georgia board of directors?
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on January 23, 2013, 10:25
It's great that DCH has this on their site now, so people can be aware of it (if they check) but I don't see any difference (except in formatting) between that and the document posted here around Christmas:
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,12083.msg28068.html#msg28068

http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/GaDCH/2012-11-13-GaDCH-NarcononOfGeorgiaInspectionReport.pdf

Am I missing something?   ???

I sure would have liked to see what the Plan of Correction that Mary Rieser returned to them was, if she even did return one.  Whatever it was, I guess this time it wasn't satisfactory.  Maybe she didn't return one at all - Luke had said she was busy getting spanked at FLAG around that time.

It's the same document. Same date in Nov.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: CoolHand on January 23, 2013, 10:25
Luke had said she was busy getting spanked at FLAG around that time.

I've had various reports of Mary's whereabouts, though I guess timing wasn't specific.  It is my understanding though that Jeannie Trahant is now the acting Executive Director at Narconon Georgia.  There is clearly some plan of action in place from Narconon International if Jeannie is there.  Will it be to facilitate the transfer of students somewhere (as Jeannie did for Narconon Sacramento in 2005), or will it be to form a new corporation in Georgia?  Not sure, but the Narconon trademark license was issued to Mary, so if she's not at the helm anymore, chances are likely they're moving along with their plan B and have given up hope that NN of GA will come through this series blows - the DCH license revocation, the Desmond case, and one or two other things looming...
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on January 23, 2013, 10:55
Thanks for answering my question from this thread.
http://forum.reachingforthetippingpoint.net/index.php/topic,8408.msg28781/topicseen.html#msg28781

So Mary did resign?
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: CoolHand on January 23, 2013, 11:07
I don't know if she resigned, or if it was a forced resignation or what.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: ethercat on January 23, 2013, 11:30
Who is Jeannie Trahant?  Is she from Narconon International?
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: CoolHand on January 23, 2013, 11:36
Who is Jeannie Trahant?  Is she from Narconon International?

Jeannie Trahant was reportedly the first female graduate from Narconon LA in the early 70's.  She won a Freedom Medal from the International Association of Scientologists (IAS) for her work at Narconon in Southern California over the ensuing decades.  She has been by Narconon International on several projects and has bounced around a lot as well.  She worked at Arrowhead for a while, but was allowed to leave because she was ineffective as a reg.  She has been in Michigan on and off, worked with the short-lived Narconon Sacramento, helped set up Narconon Hastings in the UK (also now closed), and so on.  She's also an OT VIII.  Her ex-husband is Larry Trahant, who runs Narconon Fresh Start.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: BMF on January 23, 2013, 13:36
I don't know if she resigned, or if it was a forced resignation or what.

She didnt do it on her own.  Why cut your own paycheck?  She was most definitely asked by their business partner, Narconon International. 
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: ethercat on January 23, 2013, 18:30
I don't know if she resigned, or if it was a forced resignation or what.

She didnt do it on her own.  Why cut your own paycheck?  She was most definitely asked by their business partner, Narconon International.

LOL!  Since she never properly routed out of the Sea Org, and I guess she is still officially a SO member, I hope they don't send her to "the Hole".  It should be the State of Georgia that gets that privilege.   ;)

Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: SocialTransparency on January 23, 2013, 19:56
Who is Jeannie Trahant?  Is she from Narconon International?

Jeannie Trahant


 (:E(

 Excerpt for a case. Jeannie Trahant was apparently the ED of a Narconon in California at one time. Now we citizens have to deal with THIS?

Quote
Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that such
conduct was due to the incident of June 27, 1995 and due to plaintiff being previously told to not
report to authorities a prior incident where a staff member at NARCONON injected heroin into
a minor girl at NARCONON and had sex with her and another incident where a staff member at
NARCONON had sex with a minor girl at NARCONON. The law in California then required
defendants to have reported such incidents to the legal authorities upon their occurrence.

Quote
It was defendant JEANNE TRAHANT,
NARCONON's executive director, who asked plaintiff to not report the illegal conduct which
occurred at the NARCONON premises to the legal authorities.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: CoolHand on January 23, 2013, 20:13
Oh my gawd.  That is seriously revolting.  I wonder where these people are today, like the girl in this lawsuit.  So nice for Scientology to give Jeannie a medal while shit like this happened under her watch. 

This makes me want to write faster.  I'm getting down a few thousand words a day or so when I can carve out time, but there is so much to write about!
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: BMF on January 23, 2013, 20:22
She would be good to talk to then GA licensing board should they try to open up shop again.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: mefree on January 23, 2013, 20:36
Mark Chimblo v. Narconon et al.

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Stop-Narconon/Documents/chimblo-complaint-1996-06-26.pdf
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on January 23, 2013, 21:18
Who is Jeannie Trahant?  Is she from Narconon International?

Jeannie Trahant


 (:E(

 Excerpt for a case. Jeannie Trahant was apparently the ED of a Narconon in California at one time. Now we citizens have to deal with THIS?

Quote
Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that such
conduct was due to the incident of June 27, 1995 and due to plaintiff being previously told to not
report to authorities a prior incident where a staff member at NARCONON injected heroin into
a minor girl at NARCONON and had sex with her and another incident where a staff member at
NARCONON had sex with a minor girl at NARCONON. The law in California then required
defendants to have reported such incidents to the legal authorities upon their occurrence.

Quote
It was defendant JEANNE TRAHANT,
NARCONON's executive director, who asked plaintiff to not report the illegal conduct which
occurred at the NARCONON premises to the legal authorities.

Is that the Chimbo case? I can't remember... brain overload this week
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: SocialTransparency on January 23, 2013, 22:40
Quote
LAW FIRM OF
KAISER, DEBIASO. ANDREW AND SWINDELLS
SUMITOMO TOWER NINTH FLOOR
444 WEST OCEAN BOULEVARD
LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA 90802-4516
(310) 590-8471
ERIC C. DEMLER S/B/N 096396
Attorneys for Plaintiff MARK
CHIMBLO
(SPACE BELOW FOR FILING STAMP ONLY)


SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF LOS ANGELES
GENERAL ALLEGATIONS


1. At all times material to plaintiff's causes of action, plaintiff MARK CHIMBLO was
a resident of the state of California. Plaintiff is now a resident of the state of Connecticut.
2. At all times concerned with this complaint, defendant NARCONON was a business
entity of unknown form, residence or capacity. Plaintiff is informed and believes, and thereon alleges, that at all times herein concerned, said defendant was licensed to do business in, and was doing business in, the County of Los Angeles, State of California. NARCONON's place of business within the County of Los Angeles was at 3429 West Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. That place of business was the place..where plaintiff's causes of action arose.
3. At all times' concerned with this complaint, defendant "ASSOCIATION FOR
BETTER LIVING AND EDUCATION" ("ABLE") was a business entity of unknownform, residence or capacity. Plaintiff is informed and believes, and thereon alleges, that at all times herein concerned, said defendant was licensed to do business in, and was doing business in, the County of Los Angeles, State of California. Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that ASSOCIATION FOR BETTER LIVING AND EDUCATION owned, operated, managed or was otherwise involved with NARCONON.
4. Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that at all times herein
concerned, defendant PHIL ARMOUR was an individual who was a resident of the County of Los Angeles, State of California. Said defendant was employed by NARCONON at all material times.
5. Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that at all times herein
concerned, defendant JEANNIE TRAHANT was an individual who was a resident of the County of Los Angeles, State of California. Said defendant was employed by NARCONON as its executive director at all material times.
6. Plaintiff is ignorant of the true names and/or capacities, whether individual,
corporate, associate, or otherwise, of defendants DOES 1-50, so plaintiff therefore sues said defendants by such fictitious names. Plaintiff is informed and believes, and thereon alleges, that each of these DOE defendants is legally responsible in some manner for the events and happenings herein referred to, and legally caused injury and damages thereby to plaintiff as herein alleged.
7. That at all times hereinmentioned, defendants, and each of them, were the agents,
servants, and/or employees of each of the remaining defendants, and were at all times acting within the purpose and scope of said agency, service and/or employment, and that each defendant has ratified and approved the acts of his, her or its agent, servant and/or employee.
8. On or about April 5, 1995, plaintiff was hired as an employee of NARCONON
pursuant to a written contract of employment. The term of that contract was 2-1/2 years. The terms of that contract were that plaintiff was to perform duties as an employee of NARCONON for that 2-1/2 year period. Plaintiff was then made an administrative supervisor which is an executive position at NARCONON with defendant JEANNIE TRAHANTas his superior. This was the position plaintiff held until he was discharged by NARCONON.


FIRST CAUSE OF ACTION
For Assault and Battery by Plaintiff Against All Defendants
9. Plaintiff realleges and incorporates herein paragraphs 1-8 above as though fully set
forth in this cause of action.
10. On or about June 27, 1995, plaintiff was working as an administrative supervisor
at Narconon's place of business being 3429 W. Olympic Boulevard, Los Angeles, California. It is upon that date and upon NARCONON's premises, that plaintiff's co-employee, defendant PHIL ARMOUR, attacked plaintiff by throwing him up against the wall, pushing him around and screaming at him. Later that same day, and after plaintiff had reported this incident to defendant JEANNIE TRAHANT, defendant PHIL ARMOUR again attacked plaintiff with defendant JEANNIE TRAHANT observing that attack. Plaintiff did nothing to cause either attack.
11. Defendant PHIL ARMOUR intended to cause or to place plaintiff in apprehension
of a harmful contact with plaintiff's person and acted with the intent to make a contact with plaintiff's person.
12. At no time did plaintiff consent to any of the acts of defendant PHIL ARMOUR
as alleged in this cause of action.
13. As a legal result of the acts of assault and battery, plaintiff suffered physical and
mental injuries all of which have caused, and continues to cause, plaintiff mental, physical and nervous pain and suffering. Plaintiff has suffered damages according to proof at trial and within the jurisdiction of this Court as a legal result of that conduct.
14. As a further legal result of the acts of defendants, plaintiff has incurred, and will
continue to incur, medical and other related expenses in amount according to proof at the time of trial.
15. As a further legal result of the acts of defendants, plaintiff was prevented from
attending to his usual occupation with NARCONON thereby losing earnings to his damage and also damaging his ability to earn income in the future. Plaintiff's loss of earnings up to a specific date has already been resolved with the loss of income beyond that date being claimed as damages in this action;
16. Defendant PHIL ARMOUR had attacked and injured another co-employee of
plaintiff's shortly before the date of his attacks on plaintiff. Plaintiff reported this conduct to defendantJEANNIE TRAHANT prior to the date of that defendant's attack on plaintiff, but NARCONON still continued to employ defendant PHIL ARMOUR despite that attack. NARCONON continued to employ defendant PHIL ARMOUR after his attack on plaintiff with defendant PHIL ARMOUR subsequently attacking a student at NARCONON. Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that it was not until after that third attack that NARCONON finally terminated the employment of defendant PHIL ARMOUR.
17. The aforementioned conduct was willful and malicious and intended to cause
plaintiff injury thereby entitling plaintiff to an award of punitive damages against all defendants in an amount according to proof at the time of trial.

SECOND CAUSE OF ACTION
For Negligence Against Defendants Narconon, Association for Better Living and
Education, Jeannie Trahantand Does 1-50
18. Plaintiff incorporates herein by reference paragraphs 1-16 above as fully set forth
herein.
19. Defendant PHIL ARMOUR had a propensity to attack other persons, including his
co-employees and persons around him. This propensity existed prior to the time that defendant was hired by defendants. However, defendants negligently hired defendant PHIL ARMOUR despite that propensity. Defendants further failed to properly supervise defendant PHIL ARMOUR allowing him the opportunities to attack his co-employees and students at NARCONON.
Defendants further negligently retained defendant PHIL ARMOUR despite this propensity, despite his attack on a female co-employee and despite his first of two attacks on plaintiff on or about June 27, 1995.
20. As a legal result of the acts of assault and battery, plaintiff suffered physical and
mental injuries all of which have caused, and continues to cause, plaintiff mental, physical and nervous pain and suffering. Plaintiff has suffered damages according to proof at trial and within the jurisdiction of this Court as a legal result of that conduct.
21. As a further legal result of the acts of defendants, plaintiff has incurred, and will
continue to incur, medical and other related expenses in amount according to proof at the time of trial.
22. As a further legal result of the acts of defendants, plaintiff was prevented from
attending to his usual occupation with NARCONON thereby losing earnings to his damage and also damaging his ability to earn income in the future. Plaintiff's loss of earnings up to a specific date has already been resolved with the loss of income beyond that date being claimed as damages in this action.

THIRD CAUSE OF ACTION
For Breach of Contract By Plaintiff Against Defendants NARCONON,
ASSOCIATION FOR BETTER LIVING AND EDUCATION and DOES 1-10
23. Plaintiff incorporates herein by reference paragraphs 1-12, 16 and 19 above as
though fully set forth and repeated herein.
24. Plaintiff's written employment contract with defendants NARCONON and DOES
1-10 was that plaintiff was to have been employed by said defendants for a period of 2-12 years from on or about April 5, 1995. However, plaintiff walked out of NARCONON due to the incident of June 27, 1995 in which plaintiff was assaulted and battered by defendant PHIL ARMOUR with the remaining defendants not firing nor restricting defendant PHIL ARMOUR despite those incidents and prior incidents.

25. Defendants NARCONON and DOES 1-10 would not let plaintiff return to work at
NARCONON after that date. Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that such conduct was due to the incident of June 27, 1995 and due to plaintiff being previously told to not report to authorities a prior incident where a staff member at NARCONON injected heroin into a minor girl at NARCONON and had sex with her and another incident where a staff member at NARCONON had sex with a minor girl at NARCONON. The law in California then required defendants to have reported such incidents to the legal authorities upon their occurrence.

26. Prior to the incidents which occurred on or about June 27, 1995, plaintiff properly
performed all duties required of him as an employee of NARCONON. Plaintiff's supervisors at NARCONON praised his work in their written reports prior to the incidents which occurred on or about June 27, 1995. However, defendants did not perform their obligations pursuant to that written employment contract by not letting plaintiff return to work. Defendants thereby breached the written employment contract by such failure and refusal.
27. As a legal result of this breach of contract by defendants, plaintiff has been
damaged by defendants' failure to pay plaintiff for the earnings plaintiff was to have been paid pursuant to that employment contract during the remainder of the 2-1/2 years of that contract's duration. Such damages exclude plaintiff's lost past income up to a certain date which plaintiff and defendants resolved. Plaintiff has been damaged in a sum according to proof at the time of trial as a result of that breach.
28. As a further direct and proximate result of the aforementioned wrongful conduct
of defendants, plaintiff has suffered other incidental damages and out-of-pocket expenses, all to plaintiffs general damage in a sum to be determined at the time of trial.
29. As a further direct and proximate result of the aforementioned wrongful conduct
of defendants, and each of them, plaintiff has suffered and will continue to suffer in the future loss of interest pursuant to Civil Code section 3287 in a sum according to proof at the time of trial.

FOURTH CAUSE OF ACTION
For Wrongful Termination By Plaintiff Against Defendants
NARCONON, ASSOCIATION FOR BETTER LIVING AND EDUCATION,
and DOES 1-10
30. Plaintiff realleges and incorporates herein by reference the information set forth in
paragraphs 1 through 29 above as though fully set forth herein.
31. Defendants' discharge of plaintiff was a wrongful discharge and in disregard of the
public policy of this state. Plaintiff is informed and believes and thereon alleges that one basis for defendants' refusal to let plaintiff return to work was that defendants had previously told plaintiff to not report to the legal authorities that a staff member at NARCONON had injected heroin into a minor girl who was residing at NARCONON and then had sex with her, and that a staff member at NARCONON had sex with a minor girl who was residing at NARCONON.
32. As a direct and legal result of the aforementioned wrongful conduct of defendants,
and each of them, plaintiff has suffered and will continue to suffer in the future, damages under his employment contract, plus legal interest, in a sum according to proof at the time of trial.
33. As a further direct and proximate result of the aforementioned wrongful conduct
of defendants, and each of them, plaintiff has suffered anxiety, worry, mental and emotional distress, nightmares and other incidental damages and out-of-pocket expenses, all to plaintiff's general damage in a sum according to proof at the time of trial.
34. As a further direct and proximate result of the aforementioned wrongful conduct
of defendants, and each of them, plaintiff has incurred medical bills, and will continue to incur medical bills in the future, in a sum according to proof at the time of trial.
35. As a further direct and proximate result of the aforementioned wrongful conduct
of defendants, and each of them, plaintiff lost income, and will continue to lose income in the future. Part of this claim for loss of past income was previously resolved by defendants.
36. The wrongful conduct of defendants was authorized, ratified or performed by an
officer, director or managing agent of defendants. It was defendant JEANNE TRAHANT,
NARCONON's executive director, who asked plaintiff to not report the illegal conduct which occurred at the NARCONON premises to the legal authorities.
It was upon Ms. Trahant's instructions that plaintiff was told that he could not return to work at NARCONON.
37. The aforementioned conduct was despicable conduct carried on by defendants with
a willful and conscious disregard of plaintiff's rights thereby subjecting plaintiff to cruel and unjust hardship and conscious disregard of plaintiff's rights, and was intentional conduct known by the defendants, and each of them, with the intent to deprive plaintiff of peace of mind, and to otherwise cause injury to plaintiff. Plaintiff is .entitled to punitive damages under Civil Code section 3294 in an amount appropriate to punish or set an example of defendants, and each of them, in a sum according to proof at the time of trial.

WHEREFORE, plaintiff prays for judgment against defendants, and each of them, as
follows:
FIRST CAUSE OF ACTION
1. Special damages according to proof at the time of trial.
2. General damages according to proof at the time of trial.
3. For prejudgment interest pursuant to Civil Code sections 3288 and 3291.
4. For punitive damages pursuant to Civil Code section 3294 in an amount according
to proof at the time of trial.
SECOND CAUSE OF ACTION
5. Special damages according to proof at the time of trial.
6. General damages according to proof at the time of trial.
7. For prejudgment interest pursuant to Civil Code sections 3288 and 3291.
THIRD CAUSE OF ACTION
8. Damages for failure to provide plaintiff with the benefits due plaintiff under his
employment contract with defendants in a sum to be determined at the time of trial.
9. For prejudgment interest pursuant to Civil Code section 3287.
FOURTH CAUSE OF ACTION
10. Special damages according to proof at the time of trial.
11. General damages according to proof at the time of trial.
12. For prejudgment interest pursuant to Civil Code sections 3288 and 3291.
13. For punitive damages pursuant to Civil Code section 3294 in an amount according
to proof at the time of trial.

FOR ALL CAUSES OF ACTION
14. For costs of suit incurred herein.
15. For such other and further relief if the Court deems just and proper.
DATED: June 26, 1996 LAW FIRM OF KAISER, DeBIASO,
ANDREW AND SWINDELLS ^
BY: ERIC C. DEMLER
Attorney for Plaintiff
MARK CHIMBLO
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on January 23, 2013, 23:17
Thanks.  ;D
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: BigBeard on January 24, 2013, 06:17
If the state actually gets around to shutting NN GA down, any chance they'll make sure the "students" are placed in legitimate rehabs? Or at least make sure no one gets shipped to an out of state NN without their explicit consent, if they can legally give it??

Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on January 24, 2013, 06:55
If the state actually gets around to shutting NN GA down, any chance they'll make sure the "students" are placed in legitimate rehabs? Or at least make sure no one gets shipped to an out of state NN without their explicit consent, if they can legally give it??

AFAIK, the state has no control over what happens once it's confirmed by the hearing officer that it's not allowed to operate. Narconon will have to arrange these things with the student, and/or person who paid for the student. I doubt there will be many students in the program by the time any closing occurs.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: CoolHand on January 24, 2013, 23:45
Jeannie Trahant was the Executive Director of the defunct Narconon Sacramento in 2005.  They opened and closed within the first year.  There state threatened to shut them down because they never had proper licensing.  This record shows less than 300K in revenue http://www.xenu-directory.net/documents/corporate/990s.php?ntt=170 that year, which put them at about a dozen students.

I was working at Arrowhead in 2005 and took a call from Jeannie because she had only one day to transfer the existing students.  Most went to other California programs, but one or two came to Arrowhead.  I spoke to her when she called and helped facilitate the transfer of a young woman whose family members were Scientologists.

My point is that Narconon will try and transfer the students from Georgia to another facility, such as Michigan or one in Florida, and Jeannie has experience doing this.  Most of these students won't want to go though, so they need to be prepared to have them transferred to another treatment center locally and cover all costs, or return their money so they can pick another program, otherwise they'll just keep racking up the lawsuits.  They already have more legal problems pending.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: SocialTransparency on January 26, 2013, 11:42
 Imho it appears Jeannie Trahant is a "Cleaner/Fixer"  employed by Narconon International on a as needed basis. It appears when things go south @ any narconon facility around the GLOBE this individual is brought in to do whatever it is she is paid to do. Now she is allegedly here in Norcross Ga.

http://www.freedomdrugrehab.com/news/overcoming-barriers-with-narconon-drug-rehab/

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Overcoming Barriers with Narconon Drug Rehab
In 1973 Jeannie Trahant was the first female graduate of the Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program. Over the last 36 years, a productive, ethical and drug-free member of society, she is sharing her personal story and life experiences with Narconon’s founder, William BenItez.
Jeannie turned to drugs at 14, soon after losing her father. A professional football player in the 1930’s and 40’s, he passed away from “athletes heart.” At the time Jeannie was with her mother who soon after the loss started abusing alcohol. “My mother’s hopes and dreams died when my father died,” explains Jeannie. “I learned at an early age to be on my own, but the loss of him was a major factor of why I turned to drugs.”

At the age of 16, Jeannie was a full blown heroin addict. She had always planned to put the drugs down by 18 but when the time came, she was so addicted that she couldn’t stop using. The addiction got so bad that Jeannie ended up in jail. “I went to jail 3 times and each time promised the judge I would not use drugs but within hours I would be on a binge and wildly out of control,” she explains.
Desperate for help, Jeannie ended up in a psychiatric ward in Los Angeles waiting to be admitted. “I remember the room was filled with many people and children crying,” says Jeannie “I continued to sit there and hang on as I knew if I left I would go directly back out and get more drugs. By the end of the day I was still sitting there and the nurse came up to me and said I would have to come back the next day. I looked around the room and realized all the people were gone and I was the only one left.”
Jeannie needed a solution and quickly found what she was looking for when she started the Narconon drug rehab program a few weeks later.  “I knew I had a chance from the minute I walked in the center,” she says.

Several weeks later Jeannie completed the Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program and decided to go to work for Narconon to help others struggling with drug and/or alcohol addictions. “The Narconon Program brought out my true abilities that had been covered up through the drug usage and taught me tools I could use for the rest of my life,” says Jeannie.  “I knew at that point life would be an adventure now and a whole new world for me. I knew my life before was behind me.”

While working for Narconon, Jeannie was very lucky to be able to spend time with the founder of the program, William Benitez. Jeannie explains that Benitez visited the first residential Narconon program that he started often to see the staff and students [clients]. “He [Benitez] was one of us one who had beat the addiction through the Narconon Program and won his personal battle forever [drugs].”

Benitez, like Jeannie was a person who overcome barriers in their life and raised their abilities through the Narconon technology. Willie started the Narconon program while incarcerated in Arizona state penitentiary, after reading a book by American author and humanitarian L. Ron Hubbard that helped him to overcome his own addiction to heroin. The purpose of the Narconon program has always been to raise the abilities of the individual. Some of the first comments on this purpose have been released in a drug education talk given by Willie when the Narconon program was just started back in 1966.]

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3 Domain(s) Use Jeannie Trahant As Whois Name Contact

http://www.webboar.com/www/drugabuserehabillinois.org

http://www.webboar.com/www/drugabuserehabmichigan.org

http://www.webboar.com/www/drugabuserehabohio.org

http://www.xenu-directory.net/documents/corporate/990s.php?ntt=25

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Narconon International: Form 990 filings

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  Jeannie Trahant :

Director   Director, vice president                                                  
Director   Treasurer                              
Employee   Director tech. export                                      

http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?26562-MELBOURNE-Org-Newsletter-Promo-Leak-Thread/page7

Please view thread reply#70
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: snippy on January 26, 2013, 13:04
Does anyone know if Narconon GA has officially been notified their license won't be renewed and if so, what changes they would be required to make to have their license reinstated?  It appears they may have given up and are moving patients out of there, possibly by some DCH deadline, but it would be nice to know for sure.

If they are doing that, those poor "students" ...

I wonder if the "students" could opt out of moving to Michigan (-10F), get a refund, and then go to DeKalb Medical or somewhere else. I think DCH should make sure to inform them of the real reason Narconon is closing and not leave it to Narconon to explain it.  I also wonder if Narconon will even notify the families.

On the other hand, if this Jeanne is there to manipulate the legal end and prep for an appeal, it would be nice to know if DCH will still require them to close their doors in the interim. I saw a while back that DCH wasn't commenting further for some reason, but it seems there should be some information they can share at this point. Leaving students there while Narconon is unlicensed and waiting for and appeal is unacceptable. Moving them to another facility, well ...

ST, anyone - has there been any update on this?
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: ethercat on January 26, 2013, 20:39
Please view thread reply#70

Here's a direct link to reply #70:
http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?26562-MELBOURNE-Org-Newsletter-Promo-Leak-Thread&p=684729&viewfull=1#post684729

Does anyone know if Narconon GA has officially been notified their license won't be renewed and if so, what changes they would be required to make to have their license reinstated?  It appears they may have given up and are moving patients out of there, possibly by some DCH deadline, but it would be nice to know for sure.

If they are doing that, those poor "students" ...

I wonder if the "students" could opt out of moving to Michigan (-10F), get a refund, and then go to DeKalb Medical or somewhere else. I think DCH should make sure to inform them of the real reason Narconon is closing and not leave it to Narconon to explain it.  I also wonder if Narconon will even notify the families.

On the other hand, if this Jeanne is there to manipulate the legal end and prep for an appeal, it would be nice to know if DCH will still require them to close their doors in the interim. I saw a while back that DCH wasn't commenting further for some reason, but it seems there should be some information they can share at this point. Leaving students there while Narconon is unlicensed and waiting for and appeal is unacceptable. Moving them to another facility, well ...

ST, anyone - has there been any update on this?

The only confirmation that I've seen that DCH has made any statement that they were going to revoke Narconon of Georgia's license was in Christian Boone's article in the AJC, where  Barbara Marschalk (http://www.deflaw.com/attorneys/barbara-a-marschalk) made a statement that they would request a hearing (appeal).

http://www.ajc.com/news/news/narconon-of-georgia-says-state-intends-to-revoke-i/nTf7f/

They are allowed to remain open during the appeal, that is, if they do appeal.  They stayed open in 2006/2007 while their appeal went on, during the only other time DCH (then DHR) made any move to revoke the license.  I have to wonder if Narconon Int is just going to let them close.  I mean, really, where is the money going to come from to pay Drew, Eckl, and Farnham for the Desmond case, let alone for an appeal to DCH?  Narconon Int will have to inject some money somehow, for that to happen.

Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Witnessman on January 26, 2013, 20:58
Correct, there hasn't been anything official since latest reporting by the mainstream media, including the AJC on 12/26/12, as well as segment on WSB TV and an article by Pete Combs at the WSB Radio site. 

So, all that we really know is a notice of license revocation was issued by DCH and Narconon of GA has requested a hearing. 

The thing is, however, that the evidence in the Desmond lawsuit - the basis for the notice of license revocation - absolutely overwhelmingly and incontrovertibly establishs that an unlicensed residential program was being operated. 

Requesting a hearing before surrendering is not a strategy, it is a last futile gasp of a procedural stop gap maneuver with no realistic hope of accomplishing anything at all other than some period of delay. The gig is all but up, in other words.  In more other words, it clearly appears that Narconon of GA is almost finally done, toast, kaput... and the only remaining question is exactly how soon it will be out of business and shuttered forever.

And that fine day just may be very soon.
 
I'm putting the champagne on ice, folks

And let me be the first to jump the gun and say, Congratulations Kudos & Job Well Done to ST, ethercat, the awesome Mary McConnell, and all the others here who very much helped make this outstanding accomplishment a possibly almost now done deal.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: BMF on January 26, 2013, 20:59


They think they are going to win the case actually so they arent planning on paying at all. 
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: snippy on January 27, 2013, 11:46


They think they are going to win the case actually so they arent planning on paying at all.

Wait - you're kidding, right?  Who's "they"  ...
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: snippy on January 27, 2013, 12:14
Quote
They are allowed to remain open during the appeal, that is, if they do appeal.  They stayed open in 2006/2007 while their appeal went on, during the only other time DCH (then DHR) made any move to revoke the license. 

This is one thing that is really worrying me. The rules seem to be protecting the welfare of the health facility over the welfare of the patients, especially since there ought to be enough questions about the way this place operates already on the books.

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I have to wonder if Narconon Int is just going to let them close.  I mean, really, where is the money going to come from to pay Drew, Eckl, and Farnham for the Desmond case, let alone for an appeal to DCH?  Narconon Int will have to inject some money somehow, for that to happen.

They have billions in their war chest, but maybe by now the "damage to the brand name" has gotten to the "tipping point" and they want to make it all quietly go away.

It sounds like we are giving the DCH some time to conduct their "investigation" behind closed doors and trusting them to do the right thing. I do not have a problem with this at this point, even though my curiosity is killing me. However ... I am still concerned that they will fail to see the forest for the trees.

(I am also concerned that if they attempt to move the students to another Narconon, that DCH won't require full disclosure from NN GA explaining to the students the real reasons for this move and their real options for refunds and continued treatment. Someone from DCH needs to be there when this it put to the "students" )
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: BMF on January 27, 2013, 12:14
Ill send you a PM...
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: snippy on January 27, 2013, 12:34
Thanks.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on February 26, 2013, 23:20
I got word today that Narconon of Georgia's appeal hearing is probably going to happen in June or July of this year.  This probably means that they are going to be operating their business until then, at least. 

Keep digging everyone. The end is near...(+):-)
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: BigBeard on February 26, 2013, 23:53
Bummer! That's four or five months too long for them to keep messing with people's lives.

Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: mefree on February 27, 2013, 01:04
Bummer! That's four or five months too long for them to keep messing with people's lives.

It's a slow-moving machine in the halls of State Government. Truthfully, NNGA has had about a decade longer than they should have, but who's counting?
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Witnessman on February 28, 2013, 14:20
Bummer! That's four or five months too long for them to keep messing with people's lives.

It's a slow-moving machine in the halls of State Government. Truthfully, NNGA has had about a decade longer than they should have, but who's counting?

Inefficient, it is.  The way it works is this:  DCH's inspectors inspect, then DCH's deciders decide, and then facilities file for administrative appeals.  This where this matter stands. 

Because DCH-HFR (Healthcare Facilities Regulation) appear to process each appeal (to include scheduling the hearing on the same) in the order in which it was received, and NNGA did the same thing that all or most other healthcare facilities being given any type of negative decision do, the unfortunate result is gridlocked delay. 

Although there should definitely be an malevolently evil anti-social cult / go to the front of the line exception, sadly, there is apparently no such exception. 

Commissioner Cook - given the Inspector General's report and the blatantly obvious on-going threat to life presented the NNGA being allowed to continue on with its unfettered cult business as usual - could presumably pick up the telephone and do something about this disgrace of a travesty, but apparently hasn't be bothered to do so.

By the way, when it eventually does happen, the hearing of NNGA's appeal will take place in a courtroom on the 8th floor of the 230 Peachtree Street office building in downtown Atlanta, which is the offices of the Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearings (OSAH), and it will be fully open to the public and the press.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on February 28, 2013, 16:05
Thank you, witnessman!
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: mefree on February 28, 2013, 16:56
Inefficient, it is.  The way it works is this:  DCH's inspectors inspect, then DCH's deciders decide, and then facilities file for administrative appeals.  This where this matter stands. 

Because DCH-HFR (Healthcare Facilities Regulation) appear to process each appeal (to include scheduling the hearing on the same) in the order in which it was received, and NNGA did the same thing that all or most other healthcare facilities being given any type of negative decision do, the unfortunate result is gridlocked delay. 

Although there should definitely be an malevolently evil anti-social cult / go to the front of the line exception, sadly, there is apparently no such exception. 

Commissioner Cook - given the Inspector General's report and the blatantly obvious on-going threat to life presented the NNGA being allowed to continue on with its unfettered cult business as usual - could presumably pick up the telephone and do something about this disgrace of a travesty, but apparently hasn't be bothered to do so.

By the way, when it eventually does happen, the hearing of NNGA's appeal will take place in a courtroom on the 8th floor of the 230 Peachtree Street office building in downtown Atlanta, which is the offices of the Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearings (OSAH), and it will be fully open to the public and the press.

 :-thanks-: Y--O-||
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: cnhender on March 23, 2013, 14:19
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By the way, when it eventually does happen, the hearing of NNGA's appeal will take place in a courtroom on the 8th floor of the 230 Peachtree Street office building in downtown Atlanta, which is the offices of the Georgia Office of State Administrative Hearings (OSAH), and it will be fully open to the public and the press.
Perfect...thank you.  ;D
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: ethercat on May 08, 2013, 21:57
http://www.osah.ga.gov/case-detail.aspx?fromPage=true&docketNum=1339000&clerk=230&judge=15

Judge Michael Malihi

Case ID   Agency Code   Case Code   Case Name
1339000   DCH-HFR        DATP          NARCONON NEW LIFE AMBULATORY DETOXIFICATION

Hearing Date: June 07, 2013
Time: 09:00 AM
Location:
 OSAH - Office of State Administrative Hearings
 230 PEACHTREE STREET, NW, SUITE 850
 ATLANTA, GA 30303 

Attorney for Petitioner: SANDERS, RICHARD D
Representative for the State:
Case Status:  This is an open case.

 ooo}

Added to the calendar.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on May 08, 2013, 22:19
http://www.osah.ga.gov/case-detail.aspx?fromPage=true&docketNum=1339000&clerk=230&judge=15

Judge Michael Malihi

Case ID   Agency Code   Case Code   Case Name
1339000   DCH-HFR        DATP          NARCONON NEW LIFE AMBULATORY DETOXIFICATION

Hearing Date: June 07, 2013
Time: 09:00 AM
Location:
 OSAH - Office of State Administrative Hearings
 230 PEACHTREE STREET, NW, SUITE 850
 ATLANTA, GA 30303 

Attorney for Petitioner: SANDERS, RICHARD D
Representative for the State:
Case Status:  This is an open case.

 ooo}

Added to the calendar.

Good catch, ethercat!! Any reason why it's only in the New Life name and not Narconon of Georgia, too?
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: ethercat on May 09, 2013, 06:32
My guess would be that the last inspection cited the sauna with deficiencies, but it could be too that they didn't want to type it all out and/or viewed the two as one (which they are).
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: SocialTransparency on May 12, 2013, 23:25
the last inspection cited

 8-^*
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on May 21, 2013, 18:50
 (((O)))! Narconon of Georgia!
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: mefree on May 21, 2013, 20:15
^^^^
That's not the dinner bell, folks!   ;D
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: who me? on May 21, 2013, 21:53
Does this mean the tick-tock part has come to an end?
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on May 22, 2013, 06:50
^^^^
That's not the dinner bell, folks!   ;D

 ;D

Does this mean the tick-tock part has come to an end?

Soon, hopefully!
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: ethercat on May 22, 2013, 09:14
Does this mean the tick-tock part has come to an end?

Not yet, but perhaps on June 7. 
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: AnonLover on May 22, 2013, 09:27
Not yet, but perhaps on June 7.

Will that hearing be open to the public?
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: mefree on May 22, 2013, 11:22

Will that hearing be open to the public?

Yes. See witnessman's post above.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: ethercat on June 02, 2013, 17:08
Something has happened:

http://www.osah.ga.gov/case-detail.aspx?fromPage=true&docketNum=1339000&clerk=230&judge=15
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Judge Michael Malihi

Case ID   Agency Code   Case Code   Case Name
1339000   DCH-HFR   DATP   NARCONON NEW LIFE AMBULATORY DETOXIFICATION
1

Hearing Date: June 07, 2013

Time: 09:00 AM

Location:

 OSAH - Office of State Administrative Hearings
 230 PEACHTREE STREET, NW, SUITE 850
 ATLANTA, GA 30303 

Attorney for Petitioner: SANDERS, RICHARD D

Representative for the State:

Case Status:  Closed on  May 30, 2013

The question is "What?"
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: 10oriocookies on June 02, 2013, 17:27
If they were allowed to continue operations im sure one of the lurkers would have gloated a bit here ( even though no one reads it.)
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: BigBeard on June 02, 2013, 21:38
WTF????

Why is the case closed?? Is narCONon not going through with the appeal?? Or has something screwy happened so their license isn't getting revoked??

Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: SocialTransparency on June 02, 2013, 22:24
 >:D :)  o--OL--o Did you actually think there was anything left to appeal??? Why would you attempt to stay open for one student?
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: mefree on June 02, 2013, 22:30
I'm currently unable to access the inspection summaries for either facility (NNGA or sauna location) on the DCH website. I'm hoping that means there will be an update ???

 ooo}
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: SocialTransparency on June 02, 2013, 22:33
 V{}\H
I'm currently unable to access the inspection summaries for either facility (NNGA or sauna location) on the DCH website. I'm hoping that means there will be an update ???

 ooo}
There will be!
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: AnonLover on June 02, 2013, 22:35
I did a quick read-thru on what seemed like the relevant bits of the Administrative Rules of Procedure:
http://www.osah.ga.gov/documents/procedures/administrative-rules-osah.pdf

And from what I could find (not much) the only thing that makes sense is that Narconon filed a withdrawal on their request for a rehearing.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on June 02, 2013, 22:37
Something has happened:

http://www.osah.ga.gov/case-detail.aspx?fromPage=true&docketNum=1339000&clerk=230&judge=15
Quote
Judge Michael Malihi

Case ID   Agency Code   Case Code   Case Name
1339000   DCH-HFR   DATP   NARCONON NEW LIFE AMBULATORY DETOXIFICATION
1

Hearing Date: June 07, 2013

Time: 09:00 AM

Location:

 OSAH - Office of State Administrative Hearings
 230 PEACHTREE STREET, NW, SUITE 850
 ATLANTA, GA 30303 

Attorney for Petitioner: SANDERS, RICHARD D

Representative for the State:

Case Status:  Closed on  May 30, 2013

The question is "What?"

OK, I have some information about this hearing issue and what happened. Keep in mind that this hearing was NEVER about the licensing. It was about Narconon appealing heavy fines levied because Narconon of Georgia never notified the state that they had set up separate corporation to replace Pur-O-Cleanse to run the sauna vitamin part.I do not know when they did this. I am told that no date has been set yet for the licensing revocation appeal hearing. So here is essentially what I was told

'This was all about the takeover of the sauna after the 2007 consent decree that forced Narconon of Georgia to have a separate company administer the sauna and the dispensing of mega vitamin doses to "students."

As you'll recall, Narconon almost immediately bought back the sauna and formed New Life LLC to run it. But Narconon apparently didn't tell DCH about that.

Narconon had protested the fines that were assessed by DCH over this incident - I don't know how much those fines were. But once the media asked for permission to cover the administrative law hearing, Narconon's protests vanished and the hearing was dismissed.

Still not yet scheduled is the licensure hearing.'

I wonder how we can get the records on all this. Do you know, SocialTransparency?

Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on June 02, 2013, 22:43
I did a quick read-thru on what seemed like the relevant bits of the Administrative Rules of Procedure:
http://www.osah.ga.gov/documents/procedures/administrative-rules-osah.pdf

And from what I could find (not much) the only thing that makes sense is that Narconon filed a withdrawal on their request for a rehearing.

That makes sense but unfortunately, they can negotiate a settlement before the hearing, which is apparently what happened. What the settlement was can be anything. We have to get access to the documents to find out.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on June 02, 2013, 22:49
Something has happened:

http://www.osah.ga.gov/case-detail.aspx?fromPage=true&docketNum=1339000&clerk=230&judge=15
Quote
Judge Michael Malihi

Case ID   Agency Code   Case Code   Case Name
1339000   DCH-HFR   DATP   NARCONON NEW LIFE AMBULATORY DETOXIFICATION
1

Hearing Date: June 07, 2013

Time: 09:00 AM

Location:

 OSAH - Office of State Administrative Hearings
 230 PEACHTREE STREET, NW, SUITE 850
 ATLANTA, GA 30303 

Attorney for Petitioner: SANDERS, RICHARD D

Representative for the State:

Case Status:  Closed on  May 30, 2013

The question is "What?"

OK, I have some information about this hearing issue and what happened. Keep in mind that this hearing was NEVER about the licensing. It was about Narconon appealing heavy fines levied because Narconon of Georgia never notified the state that they had set up separate corporation to replace Pur-O-Cleanse to run the sauna vitamin part.I do not know when they did this. I am told that no date has been set yet for the licensing revocation appeal hearing. So here is essentially what I was told

'This was all about the takeover of the sauna after the 2007 consent decree that forced Narconon of Georgia to have a separate company administer the sauna and the dispensing of mega vitamin doses to "students."

As you'll recall, Narconon almost immediately brought back the sauna and formed New Life LLC to run it. But Narconon apparently didn't tell DCH about that.

Narconon had protested the fines that were assessed by DCH over this incident - I don't know how much those fines were. But once the media asked for permission to cover the administrative law hearing, Narconon's protests vanished and the hearing was dismissed.

Still not yet scheduled is the licensure hearing.'

I wonder how we can get the records on all this. Do you know, SocialTransparency?
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: SocialTransparency on June 02, 2013, 23:54
 V{}\H V{}\H
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: mefree on June 03, 2013, 12:48
V{}\H V{}\H

Fess up  ;) What do you know ST?
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: snippy on June 03, 2013, 13:05
 ooo}
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: AnonLover on June 18, 2013, 11:05
I'm currently unable to access the inspection summaries for either facility (NNGA or sauna location) on the DCH website. I'm hoping that means there will be an update ???

I can't figure out how to find anything on that dang website. Wondering if you're still having the same problem?

Is there any chance somebody knows the docket number for the license revocation case?
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on June 18, 2013, 11:31
I'm currently unable to access the inspection summaries for either facility (NNGA or sauna location) on the DCH website. I'm hoping that means there will be an update ???

I can't figure out how to find anything on that dang website. Wondering if you're still having the same problem?

Is there any chance somebody knows the docket number for the license revocation case?

Try this link http://167.193.144.247/ to search ( Just scroll to bottom and type Narconon in facility search box )

Here are the direct links I get ( Nothing new on each except that Mary Rieser is listed as the New Life Detox Administrator and Jeanne Trahant as Narconon of Georgia Administrator :(

NARCONON NEW LIFE AMBULATORY DETOXIFICATION
http://167.193.144.170:7001/ORSINV/facilitysummaryadd.jsp?varFACID=DRUG000725

NARCONON OF GEORGIA
http://167.193.144.170:7001/ORSINV/facilitysummaryadd.jsp?varFACID=DRUG002034

Best to bookmark each
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: mefree on June 18, 2013, 12:27
^^^
Is that what you needed AL, or were you looking for info from the OSAH website for hearing information?
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: AnonLover on June 18, 2013, 13:13
^^^
Is that what you needed AL, or were you looking for info from the OSAH website for hearing information?

I was originally looking for hearing info, but I was so dang lost on that website Imma happy camper just to see something relevant ;)
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: mefree on June 18, 2013, 13:27
On osah.ga.gov scroll down to option 4 | By Agency and choose DCH-HFR.

There is a hearing for NNGA on July 17, 2013 @ 9:30 am.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: AnonLover on June 18, 2013, 13:38
On osah.ga.gov scroll down to option 4 | By Agency and choose DCH-HFR.

There is a hearing for NNGA on July 17, 2013 @ 9:30 am.

THANK YOU!
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: ethercat on June 18, 2013, 17:30
http://osah.ga.gov/case-detail.aspx?fromPage=true&docketNum=1343728&clerk=230&judge=178

Quote
Judge Amanda Baxter

Case ID   Agency Code   Case Code   Case Name
1343728   DCH-HFR   DATP   NARCONON OF GEORGIA
1

Hearing Date: July 17, 2013

Time: 09:30 AM

Location:

 OSAH - Office of State Administrative Hearings
 230 PEACHTREE STREET, NW, SUITE 850
 ATLANTA, GA 30303 

Attorney for Petitioner: SANDERS, RICHARD D

Representative for the State:

Case Status:  This is an open case.

Adding this one to the calendar.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: ethercat on June 18, 2013, 18:01
I can't figure out how to find anything on that dang website. Wondering if you're still having the same problem?

Is there any chance somebody knows the docket number for the license revocation case?

Both of the sites suck.

On DCH, they've redesigned the site, and there is no mention of anything related to checking for a facility's inspections anymore.  The Facility Licensure (http://dch.georgia.gov/facility-licensure) page is "under construction" and the Facilities & Provider Information (http://dch.georgia.gov/facilities-provider-information) page, according to the site map, "contains a list of Facilities and Providers under the licensure."  But all that's on the page is a bunch of PDFs that contain information about licensing FOR the providers.  They do, however, now have a prominent link for "Make an Open Records Request (http://dch.georgia.gov/open-records)", no doubt prompted by Social Transparency's struggle to get them to abide by the law.   ;)

Oh!  If you search around enough, you will come to: http://dch.georgia.gov/healthcare-facility-regulation-0 which has links for Find a Facility (http://167.193.144.247/) ("For people with browsers older than IE8") and to GaMap2Care (http://www.gamap2care.info/) (for people living in the modern world).  Despite my earlier skepticism, this might actually be an improvement, if they would only make it easier to find.   ::)
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: SocialTransparency on July 07, 2013, 23:50
http://osah.ga.gov/case-detail.aspx?fromPage=true&docketNum=1343728&clerk=230&judge=178

Quote
Judge Amanda Baxter

Case ID   Agency Code   Case Code   Case Name
1343728   DCH-HFR   DATP   NARCONON OF GEORGIA
1

Hearing Date: July 17, 2013

Time: 09:30 AM

Location:

 OSAH - Office of State Administrative Hearings
 230 PEACHTREE STREET, NW, SUITE 850
 ATLANTA, GA 30303 

Attorney for Petitioner: SANDERS, RICHARD D

Representative for the State:

Case Status:  This is an open case.

Adding this one to the calendar.

 Wonder what this hearing is all about?
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: ethercat on July 08, 2013, 00:47
This is the actual Narconon of Georgia license hearing, whereas the other one from last month was to be the Pur-O-Cleanse, errr, New Life Detoxification Program hearing.

This is the big one.  I think.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on July 08, 2013, 20:53
This is the biggie hearing.. appeal on the license revocation
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Witnessman on July 08, 2013, 23:48
Correct.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on July 09, 2013, 02:50
Thanks, witnessman!
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: SocialTransparency on July 09, 2013, 18:55
I,d make plans to attend,but would be rather frustrated if I got there and found out it had been postponed. Anyway of finding out beforehand?
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: mefree on July 09, 2013, 19:06
I,d make plans to attend,but would be rather frustrated if I got there and found out it had been postponed. Anyway of finding out beforehand?

You can call.
http://www.osah.ga.gov/calendar-options.aspx
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: ethercat on July 09, 2013, 19:47
I,d make plans to attend,but would be rather frustrated if I got there and found out it had been postponed. Anyway of finding out beforehand?

You can call.
http://www.osah.ga.gov/calendar-options.aspx

You can also keep an eye on the "Case Status" here: http://osah.ga.gov/case-detail.aspx?fromPage=true&docketNum=1343728&clerk=230&judge=178

The last one was marked closed about a week before it was to happen, IIRC.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: SocialTransparency on July 09, 2013, 22:26
 I did a little net search on what Judge Amanda Baxter does in her current position.

http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/wgcl/finalrule.pdf

 In doing that search I came across this. Has some interesting information some may not be aware of.

https://advocacy.gha.org/Portals/1/Documents/Advocacy/Regulatory/2012GAHAPresentationAgencyContacts.pdf
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Witnessman on July 11, 2013, 07:32
The last one was marked closed about a week before it was to happen, IIRC.

Correct.  It would seem they agreed to pay the fine in order to have the hearing was taken off the calendar. 

Amazing, huh?  Its almost like - with the (real) media and RFTTP, WWP, Tony Ortega, ex-Scientologists worldwide, etc., etc., watching like circling hawks - they just don't to allow any of these issues to be further aired out in any public forums.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: ethercat on July 11, 2013, 17:31
Correct.  It would seem they agreed to pay the fine in order to have the hearing was taken off the calendar. 

Amazing, huh?  Its almost like - with the (real) media and RFTTP, WWP, Tony Ortega, ex-Scientologists worldwide, etc., etc., watching like circling hawks - they just don't to allow any of these issues to be further aired out in any public forums.

It's not just with the hawks watching - they've always tried to prevent any cases from going to trial, except the cases they brought.  Even in some of those, if they could badger the defendant into doing what they wanted (keeping quiet, usually), they'd drop them too, unless they wanted to make an example of the person.

In the light, the cockroaches scurry for a hiding place.

Sunshine disinfects.

I'm eager to see what happens with this hearing.   :)
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: SocialTransparency on July 16, 2013, 19:09
http://osah.ga.gov/case-detail.aspx?fromPage=true&docketNum=1343728&clerk=230&judge=178

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Judge Amanda Baxter

Case ID   Agency Code   Case Code   Case Name
1343728   DCH-HFR   DATP   NARCONON OF GEORGIA
1

Hearing Date: July 17, 2013

Time: 09:30 AM

Location:

 OSAH - Office of State Administrative Hearings
 230 PEACHTREE STREET, NW, SUITE 850
 ATLANTA, GA 30303 

Attorney for Petitioner: SANDERS, RICHARD D

Representative for the State:

Case Status:  This is an open case.

Adding this one to the calendar.

 Wonder what this hearing is all about?

 Bump and bump!
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: ethercat on July 16, 2013, 22:10
Let's hope this hearing actually happens and Narconon of Georgia is shut down.

In 2006-2007, there was a previous appeal by Narconon of Georgia for a license revocation by the DHR, which was then in charge of licensing.  It never got to the hearing stage - it was settled in early 2007.  Here is how I believe they wiggled out of it, then:

See the last 2 sentences - this was written at the time the 2006 appeal was in progress:
http://alley.ethercat.com/storage/10A28641/2006-08-19-WeeklyReportFromIsaacZrihenToNNEUS.pdf 

 ooo:/
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: mefree on July 16, 2013, 22:22
(http://imageshack.us/a/img831/7843/galegislaturejan06003.jpg)

Sunshine Lewis, Mark Taylor, Mary Rieser and Alexander "Sandy" McNabb
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on July 16, 2013, 23:10
Thanks, ethercat.

For us non-Georgians... ;D

Mark Taylor...
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Mark Fletcher Taylor (born May 7, 1957) is an American politician and member of the Democratic Party. He served two terms between 1999 to 2007 as the tenth Lieutenant Governor of Georgia. Taylor was the unsuccessful Democratic nominee for governor of Georgia in the 2006 general election, losing to Republican incumbent Sonny Perdue.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Taylor_%28politician%29

Current Lt Gov, Casey Cagle...
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Lowell S. "Casey" Cagle (born January 12, 1966) is an American politician currently serving as the 11th Lieutenant Governor of Georgia. He is a member of the Republican Party, a conservative, and a former member of the General Assembly in the U.S. state of Georgia. In 2006, Cagle defeated political activist Ralph Reed in the Republican primary for Lieutenant Governor of Georgia.[1] He later defeated Democrat Jim Martin November 7, 2006, to become the first Republican Lieutenant Governor in Georgia's history.
http://ballotpedia.org/wiki/index.php/Lieutenant_Governor_of_Georgia
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: AnonLover on July 17, 2013, 11:02
Damn. Date changed?
http://osah.ga.gov/case-detail.aspx?fromPage=true&docketNum=1343728&clerk=230&judge=178

Hearing Date: August 26, 2013

Time: 09:30 AM

Location:

 OSAH - Office of State Administrative Hearings
 230 PEACHTREE STREET, NW, SUITE 850
 ATLANTA, GA 30303 

Attorney for Petitioner: SANDERS, RICHARD D

Representative for the State:

Case Status:  This is an open case.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: rickybobby on July 17, 2013, 11:22
Is this hearing open to the public?
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: snippy on July 17, 2013, 13:27
Yes   8)
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: mefree on July 17, 2013, 15:20
Damn. Date changed?
http://osah.ga.gov/case-detail.aspx?fromPage=true&docketNum=1343728&clerk=230&judge=178

Hearing Date: August 26, 2013

Time: 09:30 AM

Location:

 OSAH - Office of State Administrative Hearings
 230 PEACHTREE STREET, NW, SUITE 850
 ATLANTA, GA 30303 

Attorney for Petitioner: SANDERS, RICHARD D

Representative for the State:

Case Status:  This is an open case.

Yep. It's gonna be a two day hearing now on 8/26 & 8/27.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: ethercat on July 17, 2013, 18:12
Yep. It's gonna be a two day hearing now on 8/26 & 8/27.

It seems they're going to put up a fight, which ought to make for an interesting spectator event, if nothing else.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: ethercat on July 17, 2013, 19:06
Is this hearing open to the public?

Oh, sorry I missed this - it's been a long day.

Welcome, ricky bobby!

 :w:e:l:c:o:m:e:

Yes, the hearing is open to the public.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: BigBeard on July 17, 2013, 20:31
Why do I have this feeling NN GA/Cof$ will show up with a tractor trailer load of testimonials about how great NN is, but no facts to refute the deficiencies?  :juggle:
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: CoolHand on July 17, 2013, 23:13
Why do I have this feeling NN GA/Cof$ will show up with a tractor trailer load of testimonials about how great NN is, but no facts to refute the deficiencies?  :juggle:

They can't even get those.  People who are upset with Narconon Georgia outnumber supporters roughly 10 to 1.  In fact, I would bet they have a hard time finding even one person who would publicly go on record supporting Narconon Georgia who wasn't a staff member, connected to a staff member, a Scientologist or connected to a Scientologist.  Regular people just don't want to be associated with them anymore.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: mefree on August 13, 2013, 16:55
There is a new hearing date. I see only one day scheduled this time:

Case ID   Agency Code   Case Code    Case Name
1343728   DCH-HFR           DATP           NARCONON OF GEORGIA


Hearing Date: September 30, 2013

Time: 09:30 AM

Location:

 OSAH - Office of State Administrative Hearings
 230 PEACHTREE STREET, NW, SUITE 850
 ATLANTA, GA 30303 

Attorney for Petitioner: SANDERS, RICHARD D

Representative for the State:

Case Status:  This is an open case.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: ethercat on August 13, 2013, 17:27
There is a new hearing date. I see only one day scheduled this time:

Case ID   Agency Code   Case Code    Case Name
1343728   DCH-HFR           DATP           NARCONON OF GEORGIA


Hearing Date: September 30, 2013

So now they're staying open another month?  Unbelievable.  Why don't we just give them a month to month license, with no regulations?

What the hell am I paying taxes in Georgia for?!?
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: mefree on August 13, 2013, 19:09
So now they're staying open another month?  Unbelievable.  Why don't we just give them a month to month license, with no regulations?

What the hell am I paying taxes in Georgia for?!?

Truly unbelievable! I hope there is some limitation on how many times a hearing can be postponed.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: ethercat on August 14, 2013, 07:26
I changed the calendar to the new date.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: BigBeard on August 14, 2013, 09:24
What they need to do is shut them down until there's a hearing, and only let them reopen if they meet ALL requirements and don't end up in jail for insurance fraud.

Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: mefree on August 14, 2013, 17:05
What they need to do is shut them down until there's a hearing, and only let them reopen if they meet ALL requirements and don't end up in jail for insurance fraud.

I agree. With patient safety at risk, a suspension of their license pending the OSAH hearing seems entirely reasonable.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on August 14, 2013, 23:44
Well, at least this gives more time to find more current dirt on Narconon of Georgia.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: 10oriocookies on August 15, 2013, 13:17
Can there even be more dirt on NN Ga?
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: ethercat on August 15, 2013, 20:48
Can there even be more dirt on NN Ga?

Um, let's see...

Insurance fraud: check
Credit card fraud and ID theft: check
Perjury: check
Lying to a state agency: check
Unnecessary deaths: check
Drugs: check

I don't think they've had a public sex scandal yet.   :D
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on August 15, 2013, 21:04
 3((:
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Witnessman on August 15, 2013, 22:29
Due process runs roughshod over another way overdue day of reckoning.  D A M M I T
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: snippy on August 18, 2013, 12:35
Can there even be more dirt on NN Ga?

Um, let's see...

Insurance fraud: check
Credit card fraud and ID theft: check
Perjury: check
Lying to a state agency: check
Unnecessary deaths: check
Drugs: check

I don't think they've had a public sex scandal yet.   :D

This may help. Here is Daniel Austin's facebook page (with 182 friends) the morning after he was released on bond. He sat in jail from August 31 to Oct 21, 2012. Now the detective is under attack. Sorry to take so long to post this.

http://www.scribd.com/doc/161148823/Daniel-Austin-Facebook-Friends-2012-OCT-22

Lot's of familiar faces. A few were lost at the page breaks.

(Cross posted it to Daniel's thread.)
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: mefree on September 24, 2013, 22:36
I just checked the GA OSAH calendar for the 9/30 hearing and it appears the case is closed.

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1343728   DCH-HFR   DATP   NARCONON OF GEORGIA
1

Hearing Date: September 30, 2013

Time: 09:30 AM

Location:

 OSAH - Office of State Administrative Hearings
 230 PEACHTREE STREET, NW, SUITE 850
 ATLANTA, GA 30303 

Attorney for Petitioner: SANDERS, RICHARD D

Representative for the State:

Case Status:  Closed on  September 19, 2013

http://www.osah.ga.gov/case-detail.aspx?first=true&DocketNum=1343728&clerk=230

I have no other details at this point, other than the state inspections have been pulled down from the GA DCH website.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on September 24, 2013, 23:15
Wow!! Thanks for looking into this!! I hope they are closed permanently.

I hope they haven't received a license in a new name... Last year I received a tip from a reporter that Mary Rieser had set up a new corporation under the name of something like New Life, but I could not locate it in the state corp database...
I was thinking that this might have been set up to replace Pur-O-Cleanse, since the licensing bureau found out from court records that it had long since ceased "running' the sauna part... I've been so busy on other matters that  I forgot to look further into this.

If they lost their license we should make sure they aren't operating under a new name and license. I'll try to see what I can find out.

Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: mefree on September 24, 2013, 23:28
Wow!! Thanks for looking into this!! I hope they are closed permanently.

I hope they haven't received a license in a new name... Last year I received a tip from a reporter that Mary Rieser had set up a new corporation under the name of something like New Life, but I could not locate it in the state corp database...
I was thinking that this might have been set up to replace Pur-O-Cleanse, since the licensing bureau found out from court records that it had long since ceased "running' the sauna part... I've been so busy on other matters that  I forgot to look further into this.

If they lost their license we should make sure they aren't operating under a new name and license. I'll try to see what I can find out.

I believe the Pur-O-Cleanse (sauna) location was licensed was under the name "Narconon New Life Ambulatory Detoxification." 
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on September 24, 2013, 23:37

I believe the Pur-O-Cleanse (sauna) location was licensed was under the name "Narconon New Life Ambulatory Detoxification."

I'm sorry..  the licensed was under Pur-O-Cleanse, Inc management per the license application and agreement between DCH and NNGA
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on September 25, 2013, 15:31
Docket No.    Case Name    Date Signed    Agency    Case Type    County    Judge
1343728    NARCONON OF GEORGIA    Sep-19-2013    DCH-HFR - DCH, Healthcare Facility Regulation Division    DATP - DRUG ABUSE TREATMENT PROGRAM regulatory and/or civil penalties    Gwinnett    Baxter, Amanda
http://www.osah.ga.gov/dec_downloader.php?id=43816&key=gGzrbTqBBuinxYnYhkuMgDFRrPsUUNXlbUyLWucwFtQNYgefDBs

The reason the case is closed at OAH is that Narconon filed a withdrawal of their request for hearing in the revocation penalties case and the judge accepted it and the case was removed from the court calendar.

I will be posting a news update with a link shortly.. stay tuned
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on September 25, 2013, 16:10
I just listened to what WSB Radio's Pete Combs said on the 4pm news... a copy and article will be out soon but from what I heard just reported, a deal was made with Gwinnett Co District Attorney that NNGA close in exchange for not prosecuting them on insurance fraud.. NNGA can reapply in a year for it's license. The DA is still investigating.. Not clear what is up with all this. Let's see what Pete has to say.

Meantime.. questions and comments etc should be directed to Gwinnett Co GA District Attorney Danny Porter
770.822.8400
Danny.Porter@gwinnettcounty.com
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on September 25, 2013, 16:23
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Scientology Drug Rehab Shut Down in Georgia, Ordered to Turn Over Records in Oklahoma

By Tony Ortega

Narconon_raidScientology’s drug rehab center in the Atlanta area, Narconon Georgia, has cut a deal with county and state officials, and in return for shutting down an operation that was already on life support, the facility escapes prosecution on credit card fraud and insurance fraud that was said to be in the millions of dollars.

But Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter tells us that doesn’t mean he’s given up on prosecuting individuals.

“Our investigation is ongoing. If we find individuals were engaged in criminal conduct, we will prosecute them,” he told us today by telephone.

In the spring, records turned up by the Atlanta media showed what appeared to be a clear case of intentional insurance fraud of nearly $3 million — and that was before local and state law enforcement officials raided the facility in April, seizing thousands of pages of evidence and a rental truck full of computer equipment.

There’s also big Narconon news coming out of Oklahoma today: Jeanne LeFlore of the McAlester News-Capital is reporting that Pittsburg County Associate District Judge James Bland has ordered Scientology’s flagship drug rehab facility, Narconon Arrowhead, to turn over evidence of employee use of illegal drugs and alcohol for the years 2004 to 2010 in the lawsuit brought by the family of a Narconon patient who is in a vegetative state after a 2008 drug overdose, Heather Landmeier.

But first, we have more detail from Georgia, thanks to our colleague Pete Combs at WSB Radio. Pete sent over a statement put out today by Narconon Georgia’s attorney, Brian McEvoy…

 

    Narconon Georgia and Gwinett County DA reach agreement

    Narconon Georgia is pleased to have reached a Non-Prosecution Agreement with Gwinnett County District Attorney and the Georgia Insurance Commissioner.

    The agreement notes that Narconon Georgia conducted a thorough internal investigation regarding alleged, inadvertent over-billing, that Narconon Georgia promptly and thoroughly reported its findings to the State, and that Narconon Georgia cooperated in the State’s investigation of this matter. The State has agreed not to prosecute for any alleged offense or violation under any statute or administrative regulation of the State of Georgia, and Narconon Georgia has agreed to comply with all of its obligations contained in the Agreement.

    As a public service, Narconon Georgia will continue and extend its effective community outreach programs in Georgia for at least six months. These same Narconon programs have reached tens of thousands of students and adults in 50 nations worldwide. The Narconon drug education program has been shown to be an effective deterrent to adolescent drug abuse.

    Founded in 1966 by an Arizona State Prison inmate, Narconon has continued to expand serving addicts and their families in __ centers in 50 countries.

    For more information contact Narconon International at: or visit the website: www.narconon.org

    -Brian F. McEvoy

    Counsel for Narconon Georgia

When we talked to District Attorney Danny Porter, we told him we didn’t realize he could have charged the business of Narconon Georgia itself.

Gwinnett County D.A. Danny Porter

Gwinnett County D.A. Danny Porter
“Under Georgia law, you can charge a corporation,” he told us. “I have agreed not to prosecute Narconon Georgia as a corporation. I have not agreed not to prosecute individuals.

“In a sense, it puts them out of business, but it doesn’t really change the way we’re proceeding with our investigation,” he says.

Luke Catton said he was still surprised to hear about the deal in Georgia. Catton at one time was president of Scientology’s flagship drug rehab center in eastern Oklahoma, Narconon Arrowhead. He lives in the Atlanta area and has been following developments closely at both the Oklahoma and Georgia facilities, which have each experienced patient deaths and are facing civil lawsuits over accusations of fraud.

Catton tells us that Narconon Georgia had been running on fumes since the raid. “They haven’t had any students there in months. It’s just been a skeleton crew going through files and folders,” he said.

“In their statement, they’re still trying to make it sound like there’s no wrongdoing. I think they’ll try to reopen under a new license, which they can do in a year,” he says. “I don’t think this makes them go away forever. I think this is PR.”

http://tonyortega.org/2013/09/25/narconon-smacked-scientology-drug-rehab-shut-down-in-georgia-has-court-loss-in-oklahoma/
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: AnonLover on September 25, 2013, 16:46
Surely I am not the only one thinking this feels slimy? They make a deal to not prosecute the corporation but say the investigation is still open that may (or may not) lead to prosecuting the individuals.

Psssfft. Whatever happened to making a deal with the individuals to turn state's evidence on the corporation that told them to do it?
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: mefree on September 25, 2013, 16:51
Surely I am not the only one thinking this feels slimy? They make a deal to not prosecute the corporation but say the investigation is still open that may (or may not) lead to prosecuting the individuals.

Psssfft. Whatever happened to making a deal with the individuals to turn state's evidence on the corporation that told them to do it?

They can re-apply in a year for a license and Danny Porter and crew have actually required them to do community service for 6 months which basically boils down to being allowed to promote their junk-science approach to drug prevention. Am I missing something????
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: AnonLover on September 25, 2013, 17:07
Am I missing something????

Maybe. Is there perhaps another side to this related to civil cases for insurance fraud not being impacted? Which maybe means the families can still go after the corporation, and the insurance companies can fight to be left out, even though the prosecutor took a chicken shit deal to leave them off the hook on criminal charges.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: mefree on September 25, 2013, 17:17
The insurance companies should still be able to go after them, but I'm wondering how this decision may impact. 
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on September 25, 2013, 17:17
Narconon of Georgia Non-Prosecution Agreement
This is a ridiculous agreement between the Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter and Narconon of Georgia.     
http://narcononreviews.net/narconon/465/
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: AnonLover on September 25, 2013, 18:31
Un-fking-believable.

Are the county DA's elected or appointed in GA?
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on September 25, 2013, 18:49
Un-fking-believable.

Are the county DA's elected or appointed in GA?

Elected!
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District Attorney:
Danny Porter
770.822.8400
Danny.Porter@gwinnettcounty.com

Danny's career with the Gwinnett County District Attorney's office began in September 1981, immediately upon graduation from the University of Georgia School of Law. He served as a Trial Assistant for three years and was then promoted to Senior Assistant District Attorney. Subsequently, he was assigned as head of the Trial Division of the D.A. office supervising trial attorneys. Danny also assumed the additional duties of the Drug Prosecutor and began the organization of a special drug prosecution unit. Danny was elected District Attorney of Gwinnett County in November 1992.

http://www.gwinnettcounty.com/portal/gwinnett/Departments/DistrictAttorney (http://www.gwinnettcounty.com/portal/gwinnett/Departments/DistrictAttorney)
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: mefree on September 25, 2013, 19:27
Incumbent DA for many, many years. Usually runs uncontested.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: mefree on September 25, 2013, 20:07
Narconon of Georgia surrenders license, avoids prosecution - AJC (http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/narconon-of-georgia-surrenders-license-avoids-pros/nZ7Sw/)
By Christian Boone
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

A controversial Norcross drug treatment facility with ties to the Church of Scientology will avoid any potential criminal charges after surrendering its license to the state.

But the investigation into allegations of insurance fraud by those running the facility isn’t over, Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter said.

“Narconon as a corporate entity has been relieved of criminal liability but no individual is,” Porter said Wednesday. “Certainly we’ve discovered discrepancies between what was billed and what was provided. The key now is to identify those individuals who were submitting the claims.”

more at http://www.ajc.com/news/news/local/narconon-of-georgia-surrenders-license-avoids-pros/nZ7Sw/

Comments are open
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on September 25, 2013, 21:13
Narconon of Georgia’s license was already revoked and they were desperately trying to save it ( despite the solid evidence against them on all their violations ) by appealing it with the state OAH. They had an upcoming Administrative hearing scheduled for the 30th, which this all cancelled. There was a very good chance they would have lost the appeal and be forced to close anyway. Why was the Gwinnett County DA making deals for the state licensing regulatory agency that result in less than what they would have gotten at the administrative Hearing? They now get to reapply for a license after 1 year. They now get to spread all their dangerous program propaganda about drugs in the community for 6 months.

There will be more on this tomorrow, including an interview with Mr. Porter. Til then…
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on September 26, 2013, 02:05
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Narconon of Georgia’s license was already revoked and they were desperately trying to save it ( despite the solid evidence against them on all their violations ) by appealing it with the state OAH. They had an upcoming Administrative hearing scheduled for the 30th, which this all cancelled. There was a very good chance they would have lost the appeal and be forced to close anyway. Why was the Gwinnett County DA making deals for the state licensing regulatory agency that result in less than what they would have gotten at the administrative Hearing? They now get to reapply for a license after 1 year. They now get to spread all their dangerous program propaganda about drugs in the community for 6 months.

There will be more on this tomorrow, including an interview with Mr. Porter. Til then…]Narconon of Georgia’s license was already revoked and they were desperately trying to save it ( despite the solid evidence against them on all their violations ) by appealing it with the state OAH. They had an upcoming Administrative hearing scheduled for the 30th, which this all cancelled. There was a very good chance they would have lost the appeal and be forced to close anyway. Why was the Gwinnett County DA making deals for the state licensing regulatory agency that result in less than what they would have gotten at the administrative Hearing? They now get to reapply for a license after 1 year. They now get to spread all their dangerous program propaganda about drugs in the community for 6 months.

There will be more on this tomorrow, including an interview with Mr. Porter. Til then…

Purple Rain on ESMB replies

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Yes, I was wondering about that. It seems to me more sucky to prosecute the individuals when they were pressured to do it as part of the organisational modus operandi while the corporation itself - of whom to some degree the staff are also victims - gets off scot free. What the hell is with that? 

My comment:

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Exactly!

It could have gone something like this but Narconon of Georgia is broke...


 JPMorgan in talks to settle government cases for $11 billion, source says  Washington Post
 
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JPMorgan Chase is in talks to pay state and federal authorities $11 billion to resolve investigations into its sale of shoddy mortgage securities during the financial crisis, a person familiar with the talks said Wednesday.

If the bank were to agree to such a settlement, it would represent a tremendous win for the government after years of public criticism over its struggle to hold Wall Street accountable for its crisis-era misdeeds....]JPMorgan Chase is in talks to pay state and federal authorities $11 billion to resolve investigations into its sale of shoddy mortgage securities during the financial crisis, a person familiar with the talks said Wednesday.

If the bank were to agree to such a settlement, it would represent a tremendous win for the government after years of public criticism over its struggle to hold Wall Street accountable for its crisis-era misdeeds....

http://www.washingtonpost.com/business/economy/jpmorgan-in-talks-to-settle-government-case-for-11-billion/2013/09/25/55750f7e-1efe-11e3-94a2-6c66b668ea55_story.html

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3 states are currently investigating different Narconon and related facilities for insurance and credit card fraud. My hope is that soon there will be a federal RICO case because of the pattern of organized crime used by each on the insurance and credit card fraud scams. Perhaps the federal government will step in and sue the big kahuna's Narconon Int, ABLE Int and RTC. That's where the corporate accountability will come into play.

http://www.forum.exscn.net/showthread.php?33273-Scientology-Drug-Rehab-Shut-Down-in-Georgia-Ordered-to-Turn-Over-Records-in-Oklahoma&p=851731#post851731


Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: mefree on September 26, 2013, 17:55
Ruh-roh!

Shut-Down Scientology Drug Rehab Claiming It’s Full, Says Mother of Insurance Fraud Victim - The Underground Bunker (http://tonyortega.org/2013/09/26/shut-down-scientology-drug-rehab-claiming-its-full-says-mother-of-insurance-fraud-victim/)
By Tony Ortega

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Pete Combs of WSB Radio comes through again. Yesterday, we were both reporting that Scientology’s drug rehab program in the Atlanta area, Narconon Georgia, has worked out a deal with county and state officials which allows the facility to surrender its state license and in return is spared criminal prosecution for credit card or insurance fraud. One person Pete talked to was Mary Morton, whose complaints about the center sparked the criminal investigation to begin with.

Morton told Pete (and we have the audio, below) that when she called Narconon Georgia this week, she was told by executive director Jeannie Trahant that the facility was not taking new patients — not because it was closed, but because it was too full. Combs says he took those statements to Gwinnett County District Attorney Danny Porter who admitted that it sounded like Narconon was violating the spirit of the agreement, and if he found they continued to spread those kinds of lies, it could jeopardize the agreement itself.

more at http://tonyortega.org/2013/09/26/shut-down-scientology-drug-rehab-claiming-its-full-says-mother-of-insurance-fraud-victim/
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: AnonLover on September 26, 2013, 18:21
From the latest Ortega report
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When Combs asked Porter about what Mary Morton says she was told by Trahant about Narconon Georgia being full, the district attorney said, “It tells me that they may be in violation of at least the spirit of the agreement.”

He acknowledged that there may be some transition period to deal with as the facility closes down. But Trahant should not be misleading the public. “That’s something I would have to discuss with their attorneys,” he told the radio reporter. “I wanted to put them out of business as fast as I could.”

Well gee Mr. DA, it seems like you may have rushed to get that lame 3page non-prosecution agreement signed.

Why is there no specific conditions for immediate closure defined?

Why is there no mention of a transition period?

And since nothing stopped them from pimping their outpatient-only facility in other states as an inpatient program, what will stop them from continuing to pimp their program outside of GA?

And which governing body will be responsible for ensuring they really do shut down?

Inquiring minds want to know.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: wynot on September 26, 2013, 19:02
There has been some discussion that NNGA can re-apply for their license after a year >:(, but I have a strong feeling they won't. NN is under attack on so many fronts now - Admiral Sciuridae  JO:=< seems to be proceeding masterfully with the final dissolution of organized Scientology ;), hopefully at least some of the NN Credit Card fraudsters in Georgia and other states will by then be  ||||o|||| serving sentences! Add these things to the enormous amount of bad publicity generated by their crimes ||||9000||||, and I think I can be forgiven if my hope levels have recently experienced a positive spike! \oO--Oo/

At the very least this will be one year when Narconon of Georgia will not be disseminating the teachings, nor recruiting new souls for Scientology. That's pretty cool! :){}{}{}

'til next time;
wynot
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: SocialTransparency on September 27, 2013, 18:10
....... something wicked this way comes. >:D
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: ethercat on September 27, 2013, 18:10
At the very least this will be one year when Narconon of Georgia will not be disseminating the teachings, nor recruiting new souls for Scientology.

wynot, according to the agreement they are required to disseminate their scientology drug education to adults in Fulton County for 6 months.  They will probably be promoting the other Narconons, as they tried to do with Mary Morton, and will probably make a 10% commission if the person goes.  I just hope any people they try to promote to will have heard all the news stories, and say "do not want."

To make it worse, they will probably spin it as " {deleted as to avoid giving them ideas}."
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: ethercat on September 27, 2013, 18:12
....... something wicked this way comes. >:D

Hey, ST, I was wondering when/if you'd show up for this discussion.  I hope you know something no one else is talking about.   ;)

Good to see ya again.    :OV--*
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on September 27, 2013, 20:45
....... something wicked this way comes. >:D

Miss you much...
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: source on September 27, 2013, 22:45
Of course many a Narconon is probably scrambling for those inbound calls from the Georgia websites as their own lines are probably downstat.  I picture hyenas hovered over a dead Narconon picking away, hoping for a morsel or two to forget how hungry they've been.




Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: mefree on September 27, 2013, 22:48
Of course many a Narconon is probably scrambling for those inbound calls from the Georgia websites as their own lines are probably downstat.  I picture hyenas hovered over a dead Narconon picking away, hoping for a morsel or two to forget how hungry they've been.

That paints a vivid picture.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: source on September 27, 2013, 23:08
On the tape she mentions a Matt Henley from Michigan called her back.  There is a ripoff report on freedom center with his name on it.

http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/NARCONON-FREEDOM-CENTER/ALBION-Michigan-49224/NARCONON-FREEDOM-CENTER-FRAUDULENT-CULT-ALBION-Michigan-986310

Also suggests he was from Narconon georgia.

At least when the criminal charges get pressed, finding the criminals won't be difficult.  They will all be working at other narconons, considered by them to be their version of ethical.  Only in Narconon does a job interview with an employee who has recent crimes result in an immediate hire.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on September 28, 2013, 09:58
On the tape she mentions a Matt Henley from Michigan called her back.  There is a ripoff report on freedom center with his name on it.

http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/NARCONON-FREEDOM-CENTER/ALBION-Michigan-49224/NARCONON-FREEDOM-CENTER-FRAUDULENT-CULT-ALBION-Michigan-986310

Also suggests he was from Narconon georgia.

At least when the criminal charges get pressed, finding the criminals won't be difficult.  They will all be working at other narconons, considered by them to be their version of ethical.  Only in Narconon does a job interview with an employee who has recent crimes result in an immediate hire.

Matt Henley of Narconon Freedom center has popped up in complaints before. While I am glad he's not doing as bad addiction wise as before, he lied to Mary Morton about his drug of choice. He's an alcoholic, not a 'meth' addict.

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Matthew James Henley

Name:    Matthew James Henley
Location:    
Belmont, NC      Browse Gaston County Mugshots 
Gender:   Male
Date of Birth:   12/10/1982
Height:   6' 3"
Weight:   170.0 Lbs
Race:   White
Arrest Date:    2011-04-17
JustMugshots ID:    15668057
Charges:    DWI
License, Driving While Revoked
Consume, Malt Bev, Driving, Pass Area
(http://www.justmugshots.com/img/15668057/lg/matthew-james-henley.jpg)
http://www.justmugshots.com/north-carolina/belmont/15668057 (http://www.justmugshots.com/north-carolina/belmont/15668057)

He was long since off probation by the time he got the above DWI but you can see below tht he has a long history of alcohol abuse.

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MATTHEW JAMES HENLEY
Offender Number:    0858278                                         
Probation/Parole/Post Release Status:    INACTIVE
Gender:    MALE
Race:    WHITE
Ethnic Group:    UNKNOWN
Birth Date:    12/10/1982
Age:    30
HENLEY       MATTHEW    JAMES    COMMITTED
HENLEY       MATT       ALIAS
Most Recent Period of Supervision Record
         
Sentence Number:   01-001   Commitment Type:   PROBATION/PAROLE
Conviction Date:   10/28/2004   County Of Conviction:   GASTON
Punishment Type:   DWI
Sentence Type 1:   PROBATION
Sentence Type 2:   SUSPENDED SENTENCE
Sentence Type 3:   COUNTY JAIL
Sentence Type 4:   DWI CONVICTION

Commitment   
Docket#   
Offense (Qualifier)   
Offense Date   
Type   
Sentencing
Penalty
Class Code
               
INITIAL   03070048   DWI LEVEL 5 (PRINCIPAL)   12/27/2003   MISD.   NON CLASS CODE

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Matthew Henley

Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor, Intake specialist

    Albion, Michigan (Kalamazoo, Michigan Area)
    Mental Health Care


Matthew Henley's Summary

I am social giant who has always been a helping hand. I taught school for a few years including elementary and middle. I worked in a group home and also as a one on one with autistic children. Now in the metal health and substance abuse field. I help people find treatment and their families to stay strong in the process. I have truely found my calling in this. I will be in this field for a while if not forever. Seeing and hearing people change is amazing to me.
http://www.linkedin.com/pub/matthew-henley/60/b86/709
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: source on September 28, 2013, 10:42
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Matt Henley of Narconon Freedom center has popped up in complaints before. While I am glad he's not doing as bad addiction wise as before, he lied to Mary Morton about his drug of choice. He's an alcoholic, not a 'meth' addict.

Of course you are forgetting that many people use new drugs for the first time while a student or staff at Narconon...especially Narconon Georgia.

Narconon probably cured his alcoholism by giving him a new meth addiction.  Which counts as a success!
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on September 28, 2013, 12:15
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Matt Henley of Narconon Freedom center has popped up in complaints before. While I am glad he's not doing as bad addiction wise as before, he lied to Mary Morton about his drug of choice. He's an alcoholic, not a 'meth' addict.

Of course you are forgetting that many people use new drugs for the first time while a student or staff at Narconon...especially Narconon Georgia.

Narconon probably cured his alcoholism by giving him a new meth addiction.  Which counts as a success!

Yes, I did forget  ;D
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Kelly Irwin on September 28, 2013, 13:57
With their attitude about alcohol, Narconon doesn't seem like a very good place of employment for an alcoholic in recovery. Poor guy.

Of course, he has a choice, but he may be très confused.
Title: State shuts down Narconon drug rehab after Ch. 2 investigation exposed alleged f
Post by: Mary_McConnell on December 31, 2013, 12:19


The complete end of Narconon of GA. No more licensing appeals. It's toast. What a wonderful thing to celebrate tonight, hoping the same for all the other Narconons being investigated. There's more news here as well, regarding the credit card and insurance fraud investigations. Kudos to the Deesmond Family, diligent Reaching For The Tipping Point members, attorneys Jeff Harris et al, WSB-TV, WSB-Radio, Mary Morton, Gay Ferree Eitenmiller and others who made their complaints known

State shuts down Narconon drug rehab after Ch. 2 investigation exposed alleged fraud
http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/state-shuts-down-narconon-drug-rehab-after-ch-2-in/ncW8n/ (http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/state-shuts-down-narconon-drug-rehab-after-ch-2-in/ncW8n/)
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: wynot on December 31, 2013, 12:49
Now that's a happy new year story! Goodbye NNGA!

'til next time;
wynot
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on December 31, 2013, 12:55
 ||||||||\\\\\\\:D
Title: Re: State shuts down Narconon drug rehab after Ch. 2 investigation exposed alleged f
Post by: AnonLover on December 31, 2013, 13:07
State shuts down Narconon drug rehab after Ch. 2 investigation exposed alleged fraud
http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/state-shuts-down-narconon-drug-rehab-after-ch-2-in/ncW8n/ (http://www.wsbtv.com/news/news/local/state-shuts-down-narconon-drug-rehab-after-ch-2-in/ncW8n/)
This is actually the last installment of the WSB investigation that was published in September - so it is not a new story. Over the past few days, they updated the investigation index page and all of Jodie's major articles got re-dated as if they were updated. But they weren't really... they just got their sidebar list of related content tweaked so that everything ties together better.

The real change is here, and it's just cosmetic:
http://www.wsbtv.com/s/narconon/

Ortega pointed on FB and elsewhere it is likely this was done for some contest - annual journalism awards for 2013 will be coming in the near future.
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: Mary_McConnell on December 31, 2013, 13:30
Thanks... I second guessed myself on that. I thought it was already shut down completely already but the article date and the fact that Kelly Irwin posted it as well on FB convinced me it was new news... Oh well.. it's still good news, lol
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: SocialTransparency on December 31, 2013, 21:26
 Thankfully I do not get my news from either WSB or Tony Ortega.  >:D ;D :o . MY HERO,S are LOCAL and do NOT need the limelight to advance their careers or reader base.

 Happy New Year! ^o: to those who know the truth and nothing but the truth!
 
(http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t450/FactsOnView/2428c392-60e7-4d94-902f-deded7a08df8_zps66953c9d.jpg)

^^^^^ BEFORE WE LOCALS GOT INVOLVED.

 (http://i1060.photobucket.com/albums/t450/FactsOnView/DJ2A1636_zpsc74cbab9.jpg)

^^^^^ AFTER WE LOCALS GOT INVOLVED. NNofGA has been closed for several months now!
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: 10oriocookies on December 31, 2013, 22:06
Dont mess with Georgia!!!  Hi ST!!  Happy New Year! 
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: mefree on December 31, 2013, 23:33
Happy New Year, everyone!

 :^:^:^:E VO><OV

Looking forward to more celebrations in 2014.
:){}{}{}
Title: Re: DCH investigation of Narconon of Georgia and its own internal investigation.
Post by: ethercat on January 01, 2014, 15:29
Here's to all the local heroes who are having similar impacts in various Narconon locales, whether the impacts have hit the limelight yet or not!
             @->---(=O

I hear rumors...  I foresee dead Narconons coming...

Happy 2014 everyone!