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REHAB MOGUL CONVICTED OF SEXUALLY EXPLOITING PATIENTS

Christopher Bathum, 56, was found guilty of 31 criminal counts by a Los Angeles jury. Arrested in 2016, Bathum once owned and operated 13 rehabilitation treatment centers throughout Los Angeles and Orange County. He also owned 6 in the state of Colorado. Bathum's convictions included rape and drug dealing, as he was particularly predatory to the most susceptible addicts in the center--often cornering them and exploiting their weakest points. He manipulated and abused his role as a counselor by showing victims how to beat drug tests, partaking in drug use with patients, and offering incentives such as use of a vehicle or cell phone in exchange for sex.

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    Judgment on behalf of a class of employees for personal injury and loss of property related to illegal working conditions.

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    $4 Million

    Recovery in defense costs for insureds denied their right to independent counsel by their insurance companies.

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