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Atlantic Recovery Services, which also was named Atlantic Health Services, received state and federal funds through contracts with Los Angeles County, according to the indictment. ARS in turn offered drug treatment programs to students at public schools in Lakewood, the Antelope Valley, Bell Gardens and Montebello, as well as several charter schools operated by the nonprofit Soledad Enrichment Action.
Prosecutors say that drug treatment counselors developed sign-in sheets for group sessions that didn’t occur, and that the company submitted bills for two “crisis intervention sessions” each month for each student, regardless of whether a relapse was imminent, according to the indictment. The scheme ran until 2013, officials said.
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