Attorney says rehab founder will pay staff

Full story: South Florida Sun-Sentinel

The founder of defunct addiction treatment centers in Sunrise and Delray Beach will make good on all he owes since closing the doors, his attorney promised a judge and 60 upset, unpaid employees Tuesday.
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Feb 14, 2007
 
Okay, I'm waiting for him to claim the drug addiction "Made" him engage in this unethical and illegal behavior. I believe that his character is inherently flawed and he was probably doing this when he was stone cold sober.
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Feb 15, 2007
 

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Allan Bombart save my life.... he care's so much about helping people he has worked himself halfway to the grave. he has suffered alot from people he trusted to do the right things with his buisness.
hes helped thousands of people reclaim thir lives. and i pray he get's the chance to do right by his employee's and save his buisness. and go back to saving lives...
proud to be a former patient and employee!!
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Feb 15, 2007
 
BOMBART HELP ME GET ON MY FEET AGAIN.GET A JOB,REEVALUATE MY SELF.HES A GREAT MENTOR AND ALWAYS KEEPS HIS PROMISS'.
no longer an emploee

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Feb 15, 2007
 
former employee wrote:
BOMBART HELP ME GET ON MY FEET AGAIN.GET A JOB,REEVALUATE MY SELF.HES A GREAT MENTOR AND ALWAYS KEEPS HIS PROMISS'.
One can only wonder who is writing this post from MiamiBeach! Allen get off the internet!
Dr S

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Feb 15, 2007
 
former employee wrote:
BOMBART HELP ME GET ON MY FEET AGAIN.GET A JOB,REEVALUATE MY SELF.HES A GREAT MENTOR AND ALWAYS KEEPS HIS PROMISS'.
Humor me...who would write this from Miami Beach?
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Feb 15, 2007
 
former employee wrote:
BOMBART HELP ME GET ON MY FEET AGAIN.GET A JOB,REEVALUATE MY SELF.HES A GREAT MENTOR AND ALWAYS KEEPS HIS PROMISS'.
THIS COMMENT IS A TRUE TESTMENT THAT ALCOHOL AND DRUGS ARE ALIVE STILL KILLINGS BRAIN CELLS (HELLO)
MAXINE--- DAVIE FL

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Feb 15, 2007
 
former employee wrote:
BOMBART HELP ME GET ON MY FEET AGAIN.GET A JOB,REEVALUATE MY SELF.HES A GREAT MENTOR AND ALWAYS KEEPS HIS PROMISS'.
THIS COMMENT IS A TRUE TESTMENT THAT ALCOHOL AND DRUGS ARE ALIVE STILL KILLINGS BRAIN CELLS (HELLO)
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Feb 15, 2007
 
former employee wrote:
BOMBART HELP ME GET ON MY FEET AGAIN.GET A JOB,REEVALUATE MY SELF.HES A GREAT MENTOR AND ALWAYS KEEPS HIS PROMISS'.
How much did he pay (or promise to pay you?) to write this hogwash? Or is this Alan himself?(more likely!!)
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Feb 15, 2007
 
former employee wrote:
Allan Bombart save my life.... he care's so much about helping people he has worked himself halfway to the grave. he has suffered alot from people he trusted to do the right things with his buisness.
hes helped thousands of people reclaim thir lives. and i pray he get's the chance to do right by his employee's and save his buisness. and go back to saving lives...
proud to be a former patient and employee!!
I wonder if Alan will be my sponser? I need to work the steps? And he's a profesional side stepper. Or maybe he could replace my current higher power. If I pray to him will my Last 3 weeks pay show up?
NO LONGER RELIEVED

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Feb 15, 2007
 
WE CAN ONLY PRAY THAT SOMDAY SOON ALAN WILL SEE THE LIGHT OF A POWER GRATER THAN HIMSELF NOT THE LIGHT FROM THE CRACK PIPE.
got out in time

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#17
Feb 16, 2007
 
I saw this coming years before it happened,anyone who stayed there the last year shoulden`t be suprised.If you work there and shocked you are the one that needs you head examined,He once was a nice man,but you cant say your such a good person when the last act of kindness you did was in 1999.
He blamed eveybody but himself and all those people who lied to the employees namely(COO)(CEO) about how Allen will make it up to you are and should be just as resposible as he is if he goes to jail they should be in the cell next to him.This guy is still blaming people who have not worked there in 5 yrs.As for mister personality (COO) shame on you how do you stay sober and sllep at night
Got out in time

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#18
Feb 16, 2007
 
Anyone who did not see this coming must be either in denial or must have thought he would sell the place in time before he ran it into the ground,I mean this guy is still blaming Sharon Kelly for the sinking of the Titanic.All the people like the CEO that (shmuck) or the COO who lied for him up till the end should be held resposible aswell.They knew exactly what he was about to do but Im sure they got thier checks and If he goes to Jail for the what he put these people for the last year(not knowing if the paychecks whould bounce,every 2 weeks)they should be in the cell next to him,What a pitty I was one time the place to work untill allen started running it,I mean ruining it.
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Hollywood, FL

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Feb 17, 2007
 
Article , paragraph 2.....THERE IS NOTHING FORMER ABOUT HIS SUBSTANCE DEPENDENCE! HIS DEPEPENDENCE IS ALIVE AND KICKING, DESTROYING ALL IN HIS PATH.
andrew rubell

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Feb 18, 2007
 
I was treated in family recovery center. One day I had a chance to meet with Alan Bombart. Alan is a man with dignity, big hart and a few good laughs. He told me a story how he started the family and how much it means to him. i'm sure that right now he is going trough a very difficult time knowing that his beloved employees think that he let them and their family's down. Sometimes things have a way of working out and i wish to see Alan to be part of his family it will mean the orld to him.
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Feb 22, 2007
 
andrew rubell wrote:
I was treated in family recovery center. One day I had a chance to meet with Alan Bombart. Alan is a man with dignity, big hart and a few good laughs. He told me a story how he started the family and how much it means to him. i'm sure that right now he is going trough a very difficult time knowing that his beloved employees think that he let them and their family's down. Sometimes things have a way of working out and i wish to see Alan to be part of his family it will mean the orld to him.
The only difficulty Allen is having right now is that he cannot to get to his money to sink it into his veins, or up his nose or into his lungs. Along with that he is probably also jonesing for his high priced hookers. It really is too bad that he is having trouble maintaning the lifestyle that his employees tirelessly worked to make him rich. It was the employees that made The Family NOT ALLEN. The Family and Pathways were sustained by his employees who had to spend the majority of their days figuring out how to make it all work given the obstacles Allen put before them on a daily basis. The threats, the screaming, the retaliation, the alienation, the begging for forgiveness. Allen is about money, power and greed. This man is not selfless, is he soul-less. The only one he cries for is himself. He is a perpetual victim, a narcissist, a pathologic liar and a bottom feeder. When told that some of his employees that stayed to the bitter end were facing eviction (due to the payroll snafu, that he claims he had nothing to do with)he said "that's what they get for not sticking it out" with him. Yes, over the years Allen has personally helped a few people but as long as they continued to associate with him regularly they were doomed to relapse. What is needed now is not HA (Humans Annonymous - Allen's self created 12-step program) but a 12-Step program for survivors who had the misfortune to meet this man, work for this man or try to befriend this man. Allen doesn't even love himself let alone "his beloved employees". It would be crime, a misfortune, a disaster if Allen is allowed to ever own another treatment center, or any business for that matter, that would require his interaction with other living beings. I hope the federal government takes this to the max (PS an IRS audit would be interesting)and he winds up in solitary confinement for the rest of his life with only a mirror for company. I can't imagine he likes what he sees when he looks in a mirror that is not covered in cocaine, ketamine or heroin. G-d takes care of the simple and meek. ALLEN IS NEITHER.
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Feb 27, 2007
 
Who are you kidding, you are very right. I worked for Alan several years ago (not at the facilities) when he was single and his drug additions, high priced hookers, ketamine and cocaine are not new news, I had to be in the middle of it. He was doing all of the above YEARS ago. He may have initially built the business, but he had taken a hands off approach way back then. He was a loose cannon then, I can only imagine what kind of person he is now. GEEZ, anyone that knows him at all knows that you hit the nail right on the head. It is ALL about Alan.....
All of us knew about him

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#23
Apr 22, 2007
 
He was the wackiest employer I've ever had. Would show up coked up, hold the mail so no one could get it (paranoia), and fired 5 people in one day for no reason, interview staff at his Miami mansion instead of the office, just to impress us. We were told to keep clients there at all cost and never let them leave early (it was all about $$). They routinely lied to people on the phone about the facility to get them there and the staff was left to appologize for the "misunderstanding" when the amenities they were promised were not there. I remember once a client in the pool threw a beach ball at a therapist walking by and when she scolded him, they laid her off without pay for 4 days!(another message to all of us that we are not to do anything that would make them leave, even if it was in their own best interest). Allen always disgusted me and anyone who ever worked for him knows that he is a spoiled rich kid who has no morals. Any successes of The Family or Pathways was 100% attributed to the staff that broke their backs to keep him rich. People like him have no business working in the mental health field.
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#24
Jun 4, 2007
 
I also worked for Alan 10 years ago at Pathways To Recovery. I was completely disgusted by his business ethics and by his personal habits. I finally grew tired of his tirades, lies, outbursts, and completely paranoid behavior. He had a way of sucking the life out of everyone around him. My heart went out to so many of the patients that Alan convinced to come to Florida for healing, and then used all of their insurance benefits up so that they had nothing left when they got home. He frauded insurance companies and brought people to Pathways promising things he could not deliver. I quit without notice and took my last paycheck, because even back then I know that one day it would all catch up to him. I'm sorry that so many people were hurt in the process and my heart goes out to them, but Alan deserves a 4X10 cell and a cushy job cleaning toilets.
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#25
Jul 3, 2007
 
Wow I never knew him but I am interested in the programs that he started. Particularly the equine program. Does anyone know what will happen to the properties or how one can inquire about them. The healing work needs to go on. Please post anything that could help it continue.
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Jul 5, 2007
 
Does anyone what is happening to the properties, please post any info..

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