A Bronx man who claimed to run a non-profit charity to provide housing for those in need has been arrested, accused by the state attorney general of running a Medicaid fraud scheme that netted him $5 million.
The 52-year-old Joseph Wright is accused of operating a medical mill through the alleged sham organization ABI, short for Assistance By Improv II, Inc.,
New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Wright would get Medicaid information from clients, do unnecessary screenings and then bill Medicaid for reimbursements. Wright, of Middletown, took advantage of hundreds of patients through ABI and pocketed millions, prosecutors say.
Schneiderman also said there's no evidence ABI ever provided housing to those in need.
Wright is charged with first-degree grand larceny, first-degree health care fraud and second-degree insurance fraud.
He was expected to be in court later Monday to be arraigned.