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Daniel-Kandler-169x300Daniel Kandler, the CEO of Chapters Recovery Treatment Center in Delray Beach, Florida was arrested on Thursday for allegedly bribing his employees to bring patients to his rehab center for treatment. Kandler, 41, reportedly paid four of his employees over $325,000. He is being charged with 93 counts of patient brokering. News sources did not name an attorney for Kandler.

According to arrest records, Kandler reportedly paid the same marketers to find patients as James Kigar, the owner of Whole Life Recovery in Boynton Beach, who was arrested on similar charges last October.

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Richard-and-Nancy-Rodriguez-225x300Richard Rodriguez, the co-owner of Miami Iron Addicts Gym, was arrested on February 22 for allegedly running an international steroid distribution ring. DEA agents raided the gym and brought Rodriguez out in handcuffs on Wednesday morning. It is unclear if he has acquired a defense attorney.

A witness told the press that gym members were reportedly herded against a wall as agents knocked down walls in the gym’s upstairs office, where the illegal distribution business was allegedly run, and seized exercise equipment.

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Cruise-ship-300x200Chrystal Myers has filed an injury complaint against Carnival Cruise Lines Inc. in Miami, Florida, news sources indicate. The complaint was reportedly filed in the Miami division of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida on February 13 and concerns a fall that Myers experienced due to slippery conditions aboard the Carnival Fascination. Myers is reportedly seeking damages, interest, and legal fees. It is unclear whether other victims have experienced similar injuries aboard the cruise ship and plan on filing similar complaints.

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Kaiser-Car-Accident-300x169Broward County, Miami-Dade County, and Palm Beach County are the top three counties in Florida for hit-and-run car accidents, according to news sources. The overall number of hit-and-run car accidents has risen by over a 25% in the last three years. In 2016 alone, Palm Beach County reportedly experienced 7,694 hit-and-run car accidents, which caused 12 fatalities and 102 injuries.

Hit-and-run car accidents occur when a driver hits another vehicle or a pedestrian and fails to remain at the scene of the accident. The incident is considered a hit-and run crash even if the driver is apprehended or becomes incapacitated near the scene of the accident. While some hit-and-run accidents are truly an accident (a driver may not realize they hit someone), many involve drugs and alcohol. And the results are sobering: Sources indicate that 179 people died after being struck by hit-and-run drivers in Florida last year.

One such case occurred earlier this week, when Oscar Roberto Acevedo of Miami-Dade, Florida was arrested for a DUI accident that occurred last year. Although the case was not a hit-and-run, 29-year-old Acevedo allegedly crashed into a vehicle on Sawgrass Expressway. The crash killed Samuel Anthony Ruiz Jr. of Coral Springs and injured four others, sources report. It is not clear why it took a year for authorities to charge Acevedo, nor is it known whether he sustained injuries in the crash.Acevedo, 29, is now facing charges of DUI causing death, DUI causing serious bodily injury, and reckless driving. A bond of $99,000 has been set for him, and if he is released, he is not permitted to use drugs or drink alcohol while he awaits trial.
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Oscar-Roberto-Acevedo--300x169Oscar Roberto Acevedo of Miami-Dade, Florida was arrested on February 15 for allegedly causing a DUI crash that led to the death of Samuel Anthony Ruiz Jr. of Coral Springs and injured four of his friends.

Acevedo, 29, faces several charges including DUI causing death, DUI causing serious bodily injury, and reckless driving. He is being held in lieu of a $99,000 bond. If released, a judge has ordered him not to drive or consume alcohol or other controlled substances.

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