Narconon of Georgia Timeline


Here is a timeline of events detailing the Channel 2 Action News investigation into Narconon Georgia which started in October 2012.



October 2012

  •  Channel 2 Investigation exposes Narconon of Georgia advertising as a RESIDENTIAL facility despite OUTPATIENT license
  • Whistleblower admits altering Narconon letterhead to pose as an INPATIENT facility
  • Georgia Department of Community Health opens NEW investigation and cites Category 1 Violations of imminent and serious threat

December 2012

  •  Georgia Department of Community Health sends notice of intent to revoke license
  • Narconon of Georgia appeals state revocation effort

January 2013

  • Narconon of Georgia settles civil racketeering lawsuit for undisclosed amount after patient death featured in our October stories
  • Channel 2 Investigation uncovers allegations of insurance fraud; Narconon billed $166,000 after a family paid in full
  • Narconon of Georgia founder and Executive Director, Mary Rieser, resigns
  • Georgia Insurance Commissioner launches criminal insurance fraud investigation

April 2013

  • Insurance Fraud investigators execute search warrants at Narconon of Georgia
  • Gwinnett District Attorney opens a criminal investigation

May 2013

  • Channel 2 Investigation exposes patient allegations of Credit Card Fraud

 June 2013

  •  Class Action Lawsuit alleging fraud filed on behalf of all current and former patients

September 2013

  • Narconon of Georgia insurer moves to drop coverage citing fraud
  • Narconon of Georgia dismisses appeal of state license revocation
  • Narconon of Georgia shuts down