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Lindsay Lohan

Court Docs Reveal

Rehab Scam

5/6/2013 4:32 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Lindsay Lohan's freshly fired lawyer tried to convince the judge and prosecutors to allow her to go to a facility that had no right to offer rehab services.

TMZ has obtained court docs that confirm the story we broke last week ... that Morningside Recovery in Newport Beach had NO license to provide substance abuse treatment ... despite attorney Mark Heller's representations to the contrary.

A State official sent a letter to Judge Jim Dabney making it crystal clear ... Morningside had its license revoked in Sept., 2012 for numerous violations, including failing to report the death of a patient, providing unlicensed medical services and improperly handling prescription meds.

In fact, the letter says Morningside has flaunted the revocation, and continues to provide rehab without a license, so a State agency is now taking the facility to court to get them to stop.

As for The Betty Ford Center -- where Lindsay is currently receiving treatment -- a rehab case manager submitted a letter saying Lindsay will get a treatment team consisting of a physician, nurse, psychologist, primary counselor, case manager, spiritual care counselor, family counselor, dietician, fitness trainer and chemical dependency technician.


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106.

Reg    

Do you think the Turbanators might try and stage a breakout? If anyone sees an Emirates helicopter hovering over the complex , be prepared.!!!

532 days ago
107.

Duh    

Who cares what this squirrel does? If she wants to coke up until she's dead, let her! She has free will and no one will stop her.

532 days ago
108.

Jeff C    

Mike Heller must have been in bed with someone high up at Morniningside. Or he could just be a jackass, im not sure. Either way Morningside has been all about the $$$ for awhile. It's a disgusting thing when people's lives are at stake. They ask for tens of thousands of dollars to be wired to them before even getting any real help and then give you neglectful treatment. oh well, they are obviously ruined at this point

532 days ago
109.

MADISYN, LIAISON TO THE H8TURDS!!    

Where are Nine, Hannah, or GR? GR is in 'my neck of the woods' and its been POURING for 30 minutes, me bloody car is finally getting a good wash, don't know about the beaches for Nine or H. . .

532 days ago
110.

Cochise    

And TMZ said that Mark Heller was basically stupid. Yea him being a NY attorney he was naive to California's retarded legal system, that's one thing. You can have defense attorneys from different counties of the same state not able to hang with another counties legal fraternal system they have going on amongst each other. He knew enough to bring those NY smarts over to California and scam the system to kept his trainwreck client out of jail.

532 days ago
111.

jabberjaws    

waste of time. she will resume her party upon release.

532 days ago
112.

HillbillyHell    

Why didn't the judge sentence her to jail. Seems that would be a better deterrent.

532 days ago
113.

HillbillyHell    

BTW, Sequoia Center in Redwood City (Nor Cal) has an excellent reputation. Has successfully helped several alcoholics/addicts that I know.

532 days ago
114.

Cgarza    

She gets so much leniency because ? not sure, press I guess? Average Joe would have been in jail for 15 yrs by now. Getting tired of watching her skirt past her flagrant violations. She was a child "star" but the Lifetime movie "Liz..." showed she has nothing in that area left. Time for obeying the law and getting a job.

532 days ago
115.

mr.howell     

She needs to be before a judge with some backbone!..duuh..hello!..STOP THE LINDSANITY!..gezzzzzzuss!.

532 days ago
116.

Yup    

Well, this is what happens when you hire a wee little garden gnome of a lawyer from NY who's not licensed to work in California, and had his license to practice law revoked for improprieties. A grifter hires another grifter, then complains when the result isn't on the up & up? C'mon...

532 days ago
117.

Chaps    

Ah I bet Liehoe is checking out all the clams already.

531 days ago
118.

smoka420    

She's the only person that can go to rehab not complete it go to jail for a day say she's going to a new rehab one that all celebs know is a crack house decides she can't even make it there goes to jail for a day and back to rehab with a prescription of amphetamines can people not see this carp . When I went to rehab I was on pain killers they didn't give a crp if my leg was hanging off they put me on a pain killer with an opiate blocker and there was no way u could have your adderall u could when u left but not while u were there he'll everyone there had adhd . Or some anxiety problems we would have loved to go to rehab with xanax he'll u could live there like that. Throw her in jail or rehab and if she doesn't complete the hardest rehab they can find put her in tent city like they do the rest of the population or will her sinuses get her out of that one

531 days ago
119.

Kookla    

Oh how disgusting she looks!!! Blown up Duffy duck!

531 days ago
120.

Kookla    

Duffy duck looks more blow up than ever!!!! Disgusting freckle face

531 days ago
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