IamA Award-Winning Investigative Reporter, Emily Kassie reporting on Florida's Fraudulent Treatment Centers AMA!
December 8th @ 1.30PM EST - 3.15PM EST
Hi, my name is Emily Kassie, and I'm an award-winning investigative journalist. I recently published an NBC Left Field report on abuses within Florida sober homes and treatment centers, who lure in addicts to profit off their insurance policies, resulting in massive insurance fraud. Moreover, many of the young women lured in are sold as prostitutes leading to a corrupt system of sex trafficking and exploitation.
Watch the film: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PsqvliyTQwY
I’m joined by one of my sources, Zoe, who survived these fraudulent homes. As well as national award-winning investigative reporter Pat Beall, who with her colleagues on the Palm Beach Post I-Team (u/ThePalmBeachPost) has been reporting on addiction treatment fraud and the opioid epidemic since 2015. In the wake of Post stories, more than 30 sober home owners and workers have been arrested. A local grand jury and a task force were convened to recommend sober home reform. And HUD reconsidered guidelines on how local governments can oversee sober homes.
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