Biden’s niece enters posh rehab for ‘anger issues’
By Rebecca Rosenberg
February 5, 2014
Vice President Joe Biden’s wild-child niece was excused from appearing in Manhattan Criminal Court Wednesday because she’s being treated for “anger” issues at a posh inpatient facility in Delray Beach, Fla., The Post has learned.
Caroline Biden, 26, charged with resisting arrest, obstruction of justice and harassment in a Sept. 17 meltdown after a confrontation over unpaid rent with her roommate at her ritzy Tribeca pad, will see the charges dismissed if she stays out of trouble for six months, Manhattan Judge Ann Scherzer agreed Wednesday.
“She’s undergoing treatment for the issues she has with anger management,” said defense lawyer James Liguori after the brief appearance sans his emotionally volatile client. “She’s truly sorry for what she did and she’s truly remorseful.”
The silver-spoon Georgtown University grad didn’t have to show up in court and Biden had two high-price lawyers – including Ira London – plead her case in her absence.
The feisty blond, who has a history of booze and pill addiction, has been holed up in Caron Renaissance Ocean Drive in Delray Beach where the temperature hovers above 70 degrees on a typical day.
Caron on its Web site touts its clientele as “ individuals of influence and affluence,” where treatment costs $35,000 the first month and $18,000 for monthly afterward.
The luxe addiction center provides private bedrooms in two manor style residences that mirror a five-star hotel, according to the site, including two pools, daily housekeeping service and an executive chef to prepare all meals. The bathrooms even have large soaking tubs.
Biden, who did a stint in rehab before, has been at the swanky facility since January 20th when she was discharged from it’s sister treatment center Caron Place in Wernersville, Pennsylvania. That rehab center is nicknamed Magic Mountain for its private mountaintop setting, according to the company’s website.
They do not treat anger unless it’s an underlying problem to drug addiction, according to a staff member who answered the phone.
As part of the agreement with Manhattan District Attorney’s Office to dismiss the charges, Biden must remain three more months at the lavish Florida facility, sources said.
The pol’s troubled niece began her rehab “vacation” shortly after she was busted for taking a swing at a female cop who responded to the disruption between her and her roommate.
“I shouldn’t be handcuffed! You don’t know who you’re doing this to,” Biden barked at police, according to court documents.
Her antics didn’t subside at the 1st Precinct station house where she asked to use the bathroom and when she left her cell announced she was leaving. Officers had to force the pretty blue-eyed blond back into her cell.
Biden is the daughter of the vice president’s financier brother James Biden Sr.