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Menendez-Connected Eye Doc Gets 17 Years For $42.6M Fraud

Law360, West Palm Beach (February 22, 2018, 10:45 AM EST) -- Dr. Salomon E. Melgen, a Florida ophthalmologist who gained notoriety as a co-defendant with U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez in an unsuccessful bribery case, was sentenced Thursday to 17 years in prison and ordered to repay nearly $42.6 million on a conviction of massively overbilling Medicare.

The 204-month penalty imposed by U.S. District Judge Kenneth A. Marra in West Palm Beach, Florida, came in under the sentencing guidelines of 20-24 years previously calculated by the judge. Prosecutors had sought 30 years. Melgen will also have to serve...
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USA v. Melgen

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Florida Southern

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April 14, 2015

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