Narconon settles wrongful death suit but legal challenges remain - 2013-02-11
The suit, filed nearly three years ago in DeKalb County, alleged the rehab clinic duped Desmond's parents and a Florida drug court into believing it provided in-patient care even though it lacked the proper license. Desmond had been sentenced to six months in a residential facility by the Florida court.
Information obtained in the lawsuit and reported by the Atlanta Journal-Constitution led the state to reopen an investigation into Narconon of Georgia. In late December the Department of Community Health informed the clinic its license was being revoked for misrepresenting itself as a residential treatment facility.