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Lindsay Lohan’s father Michael arrested in patient brokering scheme

Lindsay Lohan’s father Michael is arrested in patient brokering scheme for ‘bringing drug addicts into Florida rehab clinics in exchange for $25K in illegal kickbacks’

  • Michael Lohan, 60, was taken into custody in Palm Beach on Friday on five counts of patient brokering and one count of attempted patient brokering
  • He is among the 100 people who have been arrested so far as part of a state-wide investigation into patient brokering in rehab treatment centers
  • Lohan, who is listed as the president of Lola Recovery Ventures, is accused of bringing drug addicts to treatment centers in exchange for illegal kickbacks 
  • Multiple checks totaling $27,750 were made out to Lohan, Lola Recovery or Lola Recovery Ventures, according to court documents 

Michael Lohan, 60, was taken into custody in Palm Beach on Friday on five counts of patient brokering and one count of attempted patient brokering

Lindsay Lohan’s father has been arrested in a Florida ‘patient brokering’ scheme for allegedly bringing drug addicts into rehab clinics in exchange for $25,000 in illegal kickbacks. 

Michael Lohan, 60, was taken into custody in Palm Beach on Friday on five counts of patient brokering and one count of attempted patient brokering. 

He is among the 100 people who have been arrested so far as part of a state-wide investigation into patient brokering in rehab treatment centers across Florida. 

Lohan, who is listed as the president of Lola Recovery Ventures, has been accused of bringing drug addicts to treatment centers in exchange for illegal kickbacks.

At least nine checks totaling $27,750 were made out to Lohan, Lola Recovery or Lola Recovery Ventures, according to court documents. 

State attorney Dave Aronberg, who is leading the probe, told NBC News: ‘Mr Lohan was investigated by our Sober Homes Task Force and he’s being charged with receiving kickbacks for referring patients to drug treatment. 

Lindsay Lohan's father is among the 100 people who have been arrested so far as part of a state-wide investigation into patient brokering in rehab treatment centers across Florida. They are pictured together in 2002

Lindsay Lohan’s father is among the 100 people who have been arrested so far as part of a state-wide investigation into patient brokering in rehab treatment centers across Florida. They are pictured together in 2002

‘Patient brokering corrupts our health care system because decisions are motivated by greed instead of a patient’s needs. This is our Task Force’s 117th arrest and will not be our last.’

Lohan is accused of referring multiple patients to the Pride Recovery facility in Delray Beach between 2017 and 2018.

Pride Recovery is a substance abuse treatment facility that offers partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs.

An owner of Pride Recover is among one of the 100 people who have already been arrested in the scheme and is now a cooperating witness in the investigation. 

That witness told investigators he had first been introduced to Lohan back in December 2017 by his business partners and they met to discuss him working with Pride Recover.  

According to court documents, the witness had expressed reservations about paying Lohan for patient referrals.

Lohan started referring patients to Pride Recovery shortly after the meeting took place.    

The witness admitted to investigators that he was involved in an illegal patient brokering agreement with Lohan.

A total of nine checks were written to Lohan or Lola Recovery Ventures for referring patients to Pride Recovery, investigators said.

Investigators were given a list of patients that Lohan referred to the facility.

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