BATON ROUGE, La (BRPROUD) — Bob Dean, 68, owner of seven nursing homes in Louisiana that evacuated residents to a warehouse during Hurricane Ida, has been arrested by the Attorney General’s office.

A joint investigation involving the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit (MFCU) and his Louisiana Bureau of Investigations (LBI) revealed Dean “refused to move his residents out of the warehouse following Hurricane Ida, billed Medicaid for dates his residents were not receiving proper care, and engaged in conduct intended to intimidate or obstruct public health officials and law enforcement.”

Dean was booked into the Tangipahoa Parish Jail and charged with eight felony counts of cruelty to persons with infirmities, five felony counts of Medicaid fraud, and two felony counts of obstruction of justice. He bonded out of jail Thursday afternoon.

This is an ongoing investigation.