New details emerge in FBI raid on Kensington psych clinic

By Ryan Briggs (City Paper) – On Monday, the FBI conducted a late-morning search-and-seizure operation at a Kensington mental health clinic with significant political connections. Sources reported seeing FBI agents going in and out of the Juniata Community Mental Health Clinic (JCMHC), near Fifth and Huntingdon Streets, through Monday afternoon, and an FBI spokesperson confirmed that the clinic was the target of “law-enforcement activities.”

JCMHC was the subject of a City Paper article last month that detailed allegations of Medicaid fraud and employee discrimination outlined in a whistleblower lawsuit filed in Common Pleas Court by an ex-employee.

The raid and lawsuit are notable because JCMHC has ties to ward leader Carlos Matos and his wife, former Deputy City Commissioner Renee Tartaglione, and former ward leader Sandy Acosta, the mother of state representative hopeful Leslie Acosta.

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