State officials in Texas and Louisiana have launched multiple probes into the Cenikor Foundation following an investigation by Reveal that found the prominent drug rehab has turned patients into an unpaid labor force for private companies.
Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting found that the nonprofit has sent thousands of patients to work without pay at hundreds of for-profit companies over the years – including Exxon, Shell and Walmart – in likely violation of federal labor law, according to former federal labor officials.
Source: Drug rehab faces investigations into labor practices and Medicaid fraud, including in Louisiana / Nola.com
The dedicated people at Cenikor and the funding provided by the State of Texas saved my son’s life. He is clean and sober and has been helping others for nearly two years. I hope the negative actions of those in leadership do not jeopardize the mission of this great organization. There are so many more that benefit.