The owner of several New York City sober homes, and the subject of a New York Times investigation last year, has been arrested and charged with Medicaid fraud, according to the newspaper.
Yury Baumblit and his wife, Rimma, are accused of forcing tenants in largely unregulated "three-quarter houses" to attend substance abuse treatment at specific providers in exchange for $2 million in kickbacks. A raid of the Baumblits' 5,200 square-foot home exposed a lavish lifestyle with expensive sports paraphernalia, jewelry and cars. The Baumblits have denied the charges. Article