Lincoln National Corporation

Financial company says drug clinic stopped retirement contributions

BBH building

More than a year after questions arose publicly about the state of Baltimore Behavioral Health Inc.’s retirement plan, the financial company that oversaw the plan has gone on record as saying that the West Pratt Street mental health clinic all but stopped making contributions after Sept. 2009.

An official with the Lincoln National Life Insurance Co. made the statement in an affidavit late last month. It was filed in federal court by the attorney for employees who allege in a lawsuit that BBH executives “diverted and stole” money intended for their retirement plans.

BBH, a nonprofit that has long been a prominent player on the city’s drug treatment scene, has not responded in...