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FBI Raids Pennsylvania Nursing Home Where Hundreds Contracted Coronavirus

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By    |   Friday, 04 September 2020 04:18 PM

The FBI and investigators from the Pennsylvania Attorney's general office raided a nursing home where hundreds of residents and staff members were diagnosed with coronavirus on Thursday, according to WPXI in Pittsburgh.

A search warrant was executed against Brighton Rehabilitation and Wellness Center northeast of Pittsburgh, according to Scott Brady, U.S. Attorney for Pennsylvania’s Western District.

Investigators also searched Mt. Lebanon Rehabilitation and Wellness Center near Pittsburgh.

According to the Pennsylvania health department, 447 Brighton residents and staff members tested positive for coronavirus, including 73 deaths.

In July, Brighton announced it had no coronavirus cases for the first time since March. Still, the facility had the worst outbreaks in the state.

Brighton was flagged by state health officials prior to the coronavirus pandemic in 2019 due to poor health conditions that would allow diseases to spread easily through the facility.

“I can confirm that Brighton is one of the subjects of our criminal investigations into neglect at nursing homes during the pandemic,” Shapiro tweeted.

Brighton responded to news of Shapiro's investigation with a statement to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette saying that it has “faith that federal, state and local governments, which dictate the required infectious disease control practices and policies, continue to grow in their understanding and ability to support, guide and direct those who are on the front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic.”

The statement added, “We will leave the readers to determine why some politicians seek 'investigations' into people and facilities instead of looking at governmental response to better their directives.”

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