First News on 570 for Monday, April 1st, 2019

Here's what's coming up on Monday's edition of First News on 570!

6:13- Bill Zimpfer- New charges over the weekend are threatening to derail any plans that Joe Biden has for the White House. Bill Zimpfer will have the latest allegations

6:43- South Carolina Ride Share Murder

7:13- Ray Stagich WX

7:43- Michael Bower- President Trump wants to end aid to several Central American countries, and has threatened to close the southern border, because of illegal immigration. What's the latest, and how is Mexico reacting to the President's plan?

8:13- National Vietnam War Day was Friday, we'll make up for it while we were off the air with a tribute.

8:23- SHOW UP DRUNK TO SHRINK YOUR PRISON SENTENCE: INDICTMENTS HIGHLIGHT REHAB SCAM

It’s a tip that has been passed onto convicts for years: On your way to federal prison, say you have a substance abuse problem, and you could qualify for a treatment program that knocks up to a year off your sentence. Federal prosecutors have long suspected abuses in the program, which has enrolled a deep list of high-profile convicts.

Recently, a grand jury in Connecticut indicted three people accused of coaching ineligible convicts on how to get into the Residential Drug Abuse Program, or RDAP, by telling them to show up to prison intoxicated and fake withdrawal symptoms.

The charges are among the first filed against prison consultants involving the program. The case has put a spotlight on the unregulated world of prison consulting, in which some ex-convicts and former prison employees charge thousands of dollars for their inside knowledge to help people prepare for life behind bars.

Some consultants say there has been wrongdoing in the industry for decades, including encouraging clients to scam their way into the rehab program.

Addiction Specialist MICHAEL MOLTHAN

8:43- Bristol Ticket Giveaway (last pair)

8:52- Joe Biden and can he survive the storm that’s been stirred up over inappropriate touching claims?- Dr. Nathaniel Terence Cogley- Interim Head of the Department of Government, Legal Studies, and Philosophy Assistant Professor of Political Science Tarleton State University

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