ALBANY, NY (Erie News Now)--Wednesday the New York State Attorney General Letitia James announced a lawsuit against four nursing homes in the state for reported financial fraud and neglect. 

“Because people, particularly vulnerable New Yorker’s deserve better. And we will continue to do everything in our power to protect our most vulnerable and ensure that no one, no one else is treated this way,” James said. 

Attorney General James said the four nursing homes owned and run by the organization, Center's Health Care, misused more than $83 million of Medicaid and Medicare money. 

She said this behavior broke the law and endangered many lives. 

Marie Dunn said her father's life was endangered due to neglect of basic care. She recalled standing with her brother in a hospital in their father's final moments. 

“We stood there with our dad, and we watched him. He took his last breath. And that’s because Martine’s Center, the staff at Martine’s Center, were neglectful. All my dad needed was a little care,” she said. 

The Attorney General's lawsuit seeks to prohibit nursing homes from admitting new residents, require a health monitor to oversee the day-to-day operations, and restore the reported misused money.