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FBI Raids South Pasadena Convalescent Hospital

We're getting reports of a federal raid on the home and are checking to see if this is part of a larger enforcement effort.

Update: Around 12:30 p.m. Thursday, representatives from the IRS U.S. Department of Treasury were seen outside the hospital and told Patch they were there on "official business."

Employees at the hospital declined to comment.

Original story: Patch is receiving reports that the FBI and federal agents executed search warrants at the on Mission Street Thursday morning.

A spokeswoman for the California Department of Justice told Patch that raids were taking place in “several other places” in Southern California Thursday.

We’ll update our story when we have more information.

Here's the Pasadena Sun story on the raids.

Federal agents issued a search warrant at the South Pasadena Convalescent Hospital, in the 900 block of Mission Street, Thursday morning.

The FBI declined to comment on the nature of the investigation, because the warrant was sealed by a judge.

Here's the Pasadena Star-News story on the raids.

Angelo Luchi June 07, 2012 at 08:28 PM
I saw the FBI this morning (around 9AM), leaving one of the shops in the Bristol Farms complex. I believe it was the massage place. I guess they needed to relax before the "Official Business". I was wondering what they were doing around these parts.
Janet Cartwright June 07, 2012 at 10:15 PM
Probably "raiding" them too! They hit Pasadena City College as well today.
Mindy B June 07, 2012 at 10:46 PM
I've always suspected the current owners of the hospital to be up to something. Many of the folks in their care are so obviously convalescing there because they are just out of jail or have no place else to go. SPPD are frequent visitors. Its too bad really, I'd love for South Pasadena to be the place to send my folks when they/we can no longer keep care. But the thuggy-ness of the place suggests we should look elsewhere.
Kristen Lepore (Editor) June 07, 2012 at 11:51 PM
City Responds to FBI Raid at Convalescent Hospital: http://patch.com/A-tTV6 Thoughts?
Janet Cartwright June 08, 2012 at 03:28 AM
Plenty of nice places in Pasadena and beyond...screw S. Pas.
GenXsurvivor June 04, 2013 at 08:02 PM
If anyone can recommend an alternative local/semi-local facility that would accept a patient w/ medi-cal/medi-care (only), who needs medication dosage supervision (i.e. will abuse medications otherwise), please let me know. I would greatly appreciate it. Although I see quite a few options, I don't know which facilities would actually provide the proper care/supervision. I have a relative who was placed here by their rehab doctor, and I cannot stand seeing them here any longer. This place should be condemned.

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