Bathum Arrested on Drug Charge

June 29, 2016

Chris Bathum, the founder and owner of Community Recovery Los Angeles, a chain of two dozen or so sober-living houses and outpatient clinics, was arrested in Lost Hills yesterday for "transport [or] sale of a controlled substance," according to the L.A. County Sheriff's Department. He was released on $30,000 bail at 4:40 a.m., less than 12 hours after he was booked.

A Drug Rehab Mogul Built an Empire That’s Now Being Probed by the FBI, DA and State of California

December 17, 2015

Julie Hluchota was 21. She was from Elkhart, Indiana. And she had a drug problem. She couldn't stop using heroin and Oxycontin.

Rehab Mogul Sued for Sexual Battery and Fraud Against Patients

February 18, 2016

Another lawsuit was filed last week against rehab operator Chris Bathum, alleging that he used his rehab facilities, Community Recovery Los Angeles (CRLA), "to financially enrich Bathum and his associates and to feed Bathum's depraved appetite for drugs and young women to sexually victimize."

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