THE BRONX - Five people involved in the alleged bribery scandal involving Bronx Assemblyman Eric A. Stevenson have been excluded from participating in New York's Medicaid program.

The Office of the Medicaid Inspector General announced today that the New Age Social Adult Daycare Center and the Edward A. Stevenson Better Life Social Adult Center have been made ineligible to receive Medicaid money. The developers allegedly bribed Assemblyman Stevenson tens of thousands of dollars to smooth the way for the programs.

Stevenson and four others face five counts of fraud, bribery and conspiracy.