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Christine Stapleton

Christine Stapleton has been a reporter for the Palm Beach Post since 1986. She has covered a variety beats, including a decade as the paper's court reporter and another as data editor. She distinguished herself in her coverage of award-winning reporting on migrant farmworkers, the 2000 Presidential election and the William Kennedy Smith rape trial. She currently covers the environment, politics and special investigations. She still loves what she does.

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BREAKING: Three sober home operators arrested in Delray Beach 
 Three sober home operators in Delray Beach surrendered on Sunday night on multiple charges of patient brokering. Adam Lahr, 25, Eric Lahr, 28, and John Dudek, 55, will appear in court this morning on charges of accepting kickbacks for enrolling insured residents of their sober homes in a treatment program called Chapters, formerly known as...

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Three sober home operators in Delray Beach surrendered on Sunday night on multiple charges of patient brokering. Adam Lahr, 25, Eric Lahr, 28, and John Dudek, 55, will appear in court this morning on charges of accepting kickbacks for enrolling insured residents of their sober homes in a treatment program called Chapters, formerly known as...
Sober arrests racheting up - Operator charged with taking kickbacks

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A day after the arrest of Daniel Kandler - CEO of a Delray Beach treatment center — on 93 counts of patient brokering on Thursday — the Palm Beach County Sober Home Task Force on Friday arrested the owner of a sober home who allegedly accepted kickbacks from Kandler’s company. According to the arrest report, Kris Bayne,...
Donald Trump: Boca lawyer appeals mental health case against president
 Although a judge this week tossed the second attempt by a Boca Raton guardianship attorney to declare President Donald Trump mentally unfit to serve as commander-in-chief, the case is not over. Attorney James Herb filed his notice to appeal the ruling of Palm Beach County Circuit Court Judge Jaimie Goodman on Wednesday — a day after...

Posted: 2 days ago

Although a judge this week tossed the second attempt by a Boca Raton guardianship attorney to declare President Donald Trump mentally unfit to serve as commander-in-chief, the case is not over. Attorney James Herb filed his notice to appeal the ruling of Palm Beach County Circuit Court Judge Jaimie Goodman on Wednesday — a day after...
Drug treatment CEO arrested on 93 counts of patient brokering
 The owner of a Delray Beach drug treatment center raided in December was arrested Thursday on 93 counts of patient brokering for allegedly paying kickbacks to sober home owners who enrolled insured addicts his treatment program. Daniel Kandler, 41, owner of Chapters Recovery - formerly known as Good Future Recovery - was arrested on...

Posted: 3 days ago

The owner of a Delray Beach drug treatment center raided in December was arrested Thursday on 93 counts of patient brokering for allegedly paying kickbacks to sober home owners who enrolled insured addicts his treatment program. Daniel Kandler, 41, owner of Chapters Recovery - formerly known as Good Future Recovery - was arrested on...
Therapist: 90% of addicts in Chatman sober homes openly used drugs
 As many as 90 percent of the addicts who were supposed to be getting treatment while living in sober homes connected to the notorious drug-treatment businesses operated by Kenneth Chatman were openly using drugs, enabling Chatman to continue billing their insurance for millions of dollars in unnecessary drug tests, according to the former...

Posted: 4 days ago

As many as 90 percent of the addicts who were supposed to be getting treatment while living in sober homes connected to the notorious drug-treatment businesses operated by Kenneth Chatman were openly using drugs, enabling Chatman to continue billing their insurance for millions of dollars in unnecessary drug tests, according to the former...
Drug-treatment operator Kenneth Chatman expected to plead guilty
 Kenneth Chatman, the accused operator of a notorious drug-treatment business who allegedly pimped out female addicts, is expected to plead guilty in a federal case that accuses him of money laundering, health care fraud and sex trafficking, recently filed court records show. The documents also reveal that investigators recorded more than...

Posted: 5 days ago

Kenneth Chatman, the accused operator of a notorious drug-treatment business who allegedly pimped out female addicts, is expected to plead guilty in a federal case that accuses him of money laundering, health care fraud and sex trafficking, recently filed court records show. The documents also reveal that investigators recorded more than...
Anti-Trump protesters outnumber supporters as president departs
 More than 100 protesters turned their backs on President Donald Trump as his presidential motorcade sped on Southern Boulevard toward Palm Beach International Airport Monday — showing President Trump their disapproval with “No 45” signs pinned to the back of their shirts. For many of the protesters, Monday’s event...

Posted: 6 days ago

More than 100 protesters turned their backs on President Donald Trump as his presidential motorcade sped on Southern Boulevard toward Palm Beach International Airport Monday — showing President Trump their disapproval with “No 45” signs pinned to the back of their shirts. For many of the protesters, Monday’s event...
White House: No plan for Nat Guard to round up immigrants
 The White House is denying an Associated Press report that the administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,00 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants in 11 states. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the AP report was “100 percent not sure” and “irresponsible.” ”There...

Posted: 9 days ago

The White House is denying an Associated Press report that the administration is considering a proposal to mobilize as many as 100,00 National Guard troops to round up unauthorized immigrants in 11 states. White House spokesman Sean Spicer said the AP report was “100 percent not sure” and “irresponsible.” ”There...
Trump in Palm Beach: Expect more than one helicopter when he visits
 President Donald Trump, who once sued Palm Beach County over noisy jets flying over Mar-a-Lago, got final approval on Thursday to build a helipad at the winter White House despite a neighbor’s complaint that the president’s helicopters would far exceed the town’s noise limits. “Nobody is questioning the right of the...

Posted: 10 days ago

President Donald Trump, who once sued Palm Beach County over noisy jets flying over Mar-a-Lago, got final approval on Thursday to build a helipad at the winter White House despite a neighbor’s complaint that the president’s helicopters would far exceed the town’s noise limits. “Nobody is questioning the right of the...
Trump’s Palm Beach weekend to include side trip to Melbourne for rally
 President Donald Trump intends to put a few more miles on Air Force One this weekend with a short side trip from Mar-a-Lago to Melbourne on Saturday for a rally. The president announced the 5 p.m. rally with a tweet Wednesday afternoon that read, “Join me in Florida this Saturday at 5 p.m. for a rally at the Orlando-Melbourne International...

Posted: 11 days ago

President Donald Trump intends to put a few more miles on Air Force One this weekend with a short side trip from Mar-a-Lago to Melbourne on Saturday for a rally. The president announced the 5 p.m. rally with a tweet Wednesday afternoon that read, “Join me in Florida this Saturday at 5 p.m. for a rally at the Orlando-Melbourne International...