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$5M Fraud, Sex Trafficking Get Treatment Center Owner 27 Years

May 17, 2017, 7:25 PM

The owner of Florida sober homes and addiction treatment centers was sentenced May 17 to 27 years in prison for orchestrating a $5 million scam in which he defrauded insurance companies and coerced drug addicts into prostitution (United States v. Chatman, S.D. Fla., No. 9:17-cr-80013, sentencing 5/17/17).

Kenneth Chatman had previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges for health-care fraud, money laundering and sex trafficking in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. His wife, Laura Chatman, was also sentenced to three years in prison for her role in the scheme, which included falsely listing herself...

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