The father of actress Lindsay Lohan was arrested this Friday in Florida (USA) for allegedly referring addicts to drug treatment centers in Florida in exchange for the illegal collection of commissions, confirmed to Efe local authorities.
Michael Lohan, 60, was arrested in an investigation by Palm Beach County authorities, southeastern Florida, for an illegal “intermediation of patients” for which he would have received at least $ 25,000.
Lohan, who faces six charges, is detainee number 117 As a result of an investigation by County Attorney Dave Aronberg’s office, he is accused of receiving bribes for referring patients to drug treatment.
“The intermediation of patients corrupts our health care system because decisions are motivated by greed rather than the needs of the patient,” Aronberg told Efe.
According to court documents, Lohan raised money by referring addicts to the Pride Recovery Center in Delray Beach between 2017 and 2018, one of whom was a woman with whom he had a “sexual relationship.”
The actress’s father has a criminal record dating back to 1990, when he was imprisoned for contempt of courtHe also has a history of relationships with addicted women, including his ex-wife Dina, Lindsay’s mother.
According to the New York Post, in February 2020 he was arrested for allegedly physically abusing his then-wife Kate Major, who would later enter rehab.
Lohan faces four charges of patient brokerage and one of conspiracy.