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Rehab Racket / Fraud (Part I) #1048879

CNN Evening News for Monday, Jul 29, 2013
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) An investigative series called "Rehab Racket" on the abuse of the state-funded clinics for addiction rehabilitation introduced.

(Studio and California: Drew Griffin) The fraud in the Medicaid program paid for by state and federal dollars examined; details given about the practices of California rehab businessman George Alluno‡, who eluded the reporter's questions about his billing Medicaid and the investigation of Medi-Cal drug clinic spending. [Former drug Medigap supervisor Joy JODPORS‡- says it was real bad: questionable billing; says she is angered about Medicaid dollars.] [Drug rehab Darshay MILES‡- says we used the money to get high.] [Prosecutor Marshall POLK‡- talks about the scam led by Alexander Ferdman†.] The rehab clinics opened by Ferdman in California despite his organized crime convictions noted. [In interview, FERDMAN - denies fraud.] How the state of California is now cracking down on the clinics discussed.

Cooper, Anderson;
Griffin, Drew

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