WEST PALM BEACH
Two Palm Beach County men have been arrested for allegedly receiving kickbacks for brokering patients from sober homes they owned to a substance-abuse treatment program, the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office said Thursday.
Bryan Norquist and John Dudek are facing multiple counts of directing patients to Whole Life Recovery of Boynton Beach in exchange for money — in Dudek’s case, $450 per patient, the Palm Beach County State Attorney’s Office said.
Each count — Norquist, 26, of Boynton Beach faces 16 and Dudek, 55, of Delray Beach six — is punishable by up to five years in prison if the men are convicted. Norquist is the co-owner of The Halfway House and Dudek is the owner of Southern Palm Oasis, both sober homes in Delray Beach, according to Delray Beach police. Both men bonded out of the Palm Beach County Jail early Friday.