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Philly politico Renee Tartaglione sentenced to nearly 7 years in prison

July 12, 2018

Renee Tartaglione walks into the federal courthouse in Philadelphia in June for a hearing after she was convicted of fleecing more than $2 million from a publicly funded mental health and addiction treatment clinic she ran with her husband, Carlos Matos, in one of the neighborhoods hardest hit by the city’s opioid epidemic.

By Staff

Renee Tartaglione, the scion of one of Philadelphia’s most enduring political dynasties, was sentenced Thursday to 6 years and 10 months in federal prison for bleeding more than $2 million from a publicly funded mental health and substance abuse clinic she ran with her husband, a Democratic ward leader and felon.

U.S. District Judge Joel Slomsky scolded the 63-year-old Tartaglione, as she sat at the defense table with her arms crossed and her jaw grinding on gum as her punishment was announced.

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