Former director of Carson City counseling center Erik Badgett arrested on fraud charges

CARSON CITY, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — The former director of a Carson City counseling center is now under arrest facing charges of Medicaid fraud.

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Erik Badgett is currently in custody at the Lyon County Jail. An arrest warrant was issued after the Attorney General charged Badgett with several counts of Medicaid fraud, though he was actually arrested on an unrelated case in Lyon County.

Last year, the Attorney General’s office raided the Family Guidance and Wellness Network in Carson City, where Badgett was employed as the director.

Several employees and patients have also come forward accusing Badgett of lewdness and sexual assault. The Carson City District Attorney has decided not to pursue those charges at this time.

He is due in court September 3, 2014.

More details are surfacing about accusations against the former director Erik Badgett of a Carson City counseling center.

CARSON CITY, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — More details are surfacing about accusations against the former director of a Carson City counseling center.

This case has been under investigation for months, and the Carson City Sheriff’s Office recently finished up its investigation. The Carson City District Attorney is not filing charges at this point.

But News 4 found some of the allegations are pretty alarming. They are spelled out in the incident report we obtained from the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, and include lewdness, battery and sexual assault.

The alleged victims were employees, clients or parents of clients of Erik Badgett, the former director of the Family Guidance and Wellness Network. One of his former employees who began working at the center in December 2012 told an investigator that Badgett sexually assaulted her in the office on two occasions, stating one day, “Erik turned her around and bent her over the sink, pulled her pants down and raped her.”

Others told investigators they were sexually harrassed by Badgett on a regular basis, though some could not remember exact dates or times. Investigators did speak with Badgett as part of this investigation, and he denied the allegations, according to the report.

The Carson City District Attorney said there is not enough proof to file any charges at this time. But Badgett is also under investigation by the Nevada Attorney General’s office, and has been charged with several counts of Medicaid fraud.

A warrant has been issued for his arrest, in connection with that part of the investigation.CARSON CITY, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — More details are surfacing about accusations against the former director of a Carson City counseling center.

This case has been under investigation for months, and the Carson City Sheriff’s Office recently finished up its investigation. The Carson City District Attorney is not filing charges at this point.

But News 4 found some of the allegations are pretty alarming. They are spelled out in the incident report we obtained from the Carson City Sheriff’s Office, and include lewdness, battery and sexual assault.

The alleged victims were employees, clients or parents of clients of Erik Badgett, the former director of the Family Guidance and Wellness Network. One of his former employees who began working at the center in December 2012 told an investigator that Badgett sexually assaulted her in the office on two occasions, stating one day, “Erik turned her around and bent her over the sink, pulled her pants down and raped her.”

Others told investigators they were sexually harrassed by Badgett on a regular basis, though some could not remember exact dates or times. Investigators did speak with Badgett as part of this investigation, and he denied the allegations, according to the report.

The Carson City District Attorney said there is not enough proof to file any charges at this time. But Badgett is also under investigation by the Nevada Attorney General’s office, and has been charged with several counts of Medicaid fraud.

A warrant has been issued for his arrest, in connection with that part of the investigation.

No charges filed against Erik Badgett by corrupt Carson City DA

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Carson City counseling center scandal

CARSON CITY, Nev. (MyNews4.com & KRNV) — News 4 has an update on multiple investigations at a Carson City counseling center the began about eight months ago.

Two investigations were launched last year at the Family Guidance and Wellness Network in Carson City. The former director, Erik Badgett, was the target of both investigations.

The Carson City Sheriff’s Office has wrapped up its investigation, and turned it over to the District Attorney, recommending charges of Sexual Assault and Lewdness against Badgett. Sheriff Ken Furlong also asked for a warrant to have Badgett arrested. Furlong told News 4 there were at least nine victims who were identified during their investigation, who claimed they were victimized in some way.

However, the District Attorney’s Office has decided not to file any charges in this case. Assistant D.A. Mark Kruger said there is simply not enough evidence to take the case to court. So it ends there, unless someone else comes forward, or more evidence is uncovered. 

Carson City District Attorney Mark Krueger

Carson City DA Mark Krueger is corrupt



The Attorney General’s Office has also been investigating the same counseling center. Agents raided the office in August 2013, and News 4 has learned through court records that Badgett has been charged with five felonies and one gross misdemeanor, including Medicaid Fraud and Identity Theft. The Attorney General’s Office has requested an arrest warrant be issued.

As for Badgett, News 4 contacted the Family Guidance and Wellness Network on Friday. The person who answered the phone said he no longer works there, and then hung up. source: http://www.mynews4.com/news/local/story/No-charges-filed-against-Erik-Badgett/AucT7GRg_U-4vcZo9dVTYQ.cspx

Director of Carson City Counseling Center Under Investigation

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There are growing questions about what exactly has been happening inside a Carson City counseling center. Sheriff Ken Furlong confirmed to News 4 on Tuesday, September 3rd that his  department has launched a criminal investigation into what he called allegations of  “unwanted behavior”  against Erik Badgett.

Badgett at one point was the director of the Family Guidance and Wellness Network on South Carson Street. We stopped by the office but were told Badgett was not in. Others have told us he’s been fired.
Last month agents from the Nevada Attorney General’s office reportedly raided the counseling center but the A-G’s office will neither confirm nor deny that any investigaiton is taking place.
News 4 spoke with a man named Josh Ferris who works in the same building and was there the day the agents showed up.  “I just came into work and everybody said there was a bunch of cops going upstairs.  I didn’t know exactly what for but it seemed like they were looking for something, some kind of big stuff,” he said.   News 4 has left repeated messages for the director of the Family Guidance and Wellness Network but we have not heard back.