Former PBSO deputy, ex-Florida House candidate charged with patient brokering

Former PBSO deputy, ex-Florida House candidate charged with patient brokering

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. - A former Palm Beach County sheriff's deputy and 2016 candidate for the Florida State House Robert "Bobby" Simeone was arrested Tuesday morning and booked into the Palm Beach County Jail.

Robert "Bobby" Simeone, who is the director of Epiphany Treatment Center, was charged with 15 counts of patient brokering.

Simeone, a Navy veteran, is the CEO of Children of Wounded Warriors a charity that provides grants to children of members of the military for extra-curricular activities, according to its website.

He retired as a deputy in 2014 after almost a decade with PBSO.

The Wellington native ran for District 85 in the November election but lost against Rick Roth.

He is held on $45,000 bond.

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