Re: U.S. Sen. Menendez - new federal investigation

Posted by Stringer on 2017/4/29 14:58:10

Menendez donor, Fla. eye doctor guilty on all counts of Medicare fraud

By The Associated Press
on April 28, 2017 at 3:29 PM, updated April 28, 2017 at 4:35 PM

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. -- A prominent Florida eye doctor has been convicted on all counts in his Medicare fraud trial, raising the possibility he could be pressured to testify in the bribery trial of New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez.

Jurors announced their verdict Friday for Dr. Salomon Melgen. He effectively faces a life sentence if no deal is struck. Menendez denies any wrongdoing.

Prosecutors contended that the 62-year-old Melgen stole up to $105 million from the federal insurance program between 2008 and 2013, by giving patients treatments and tests that couldn't help them.

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2017 ... guilty_on_all_counts.html


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