Vigilante addicts: Tired of corruption, young addicts point fingers on Facebook

Several hours after Facebook shut down a page created by young, anonymous recovering addicts who vowed to expose what they said were corrupt operators of sober homes in Palm Beach County, the group created another Facebook page on Thursday with the same goal.
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“WE ARE A LEAGUE OF EXTRAORDINARY MEN AND WOMEN WHOSE PRIMARY PURPOSE IS TO EXPOSE THE FRAUDS OF THE SCUMBAGS WHO ARE PROFITING OFF OF OUR FELLOWS INSURANCE POLICIES,” a member of the group wrote when the page went live on Tuesday.

An eight-month investigation by The Palm Beach Post has revealed questionable practices in the county’s $1 billion drug treatment industry, including insurance fraud, patient brokering and kickbacks. An FBI task force began investigating the industry in 2014. However, no charges have been filed.

The group named its first page Bill Wilson – after the founder of Alcoholics Anonymous – and vowed to expose an operator daily. Dozens of commenters responded – mostly in support of the effort. On Wednesday, the group named a second operator.

By Thursday morning Facebook had taken the page down, saying the content was “abusive.” But by noon the group created another page with a similar name and exposed two more operators.

“I WAS READY TO CALL IT QUITS BUT THE SHOW GOES ON…I FEEL LIKE I LET MY FELLOW ADDICTS DOWN. SO TODAY I WILL BE EXPOSING 2 PEOPLE. SWALLOW YOUR PRIDE AND PUT AWAY YOUR EGO BECAUSE NO ONE IS SAFE, YOU WILL BE EXPOSED!
‪#‎EXPOSED”‬

 

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