Menendez 'Not Angry' Over Medicare Policy, Ex-Staffer Says

Law360, Newark (October 18, 2017, 9:57 PM EDT) -- A former staffer of Sen. Bob Menendez on Wednesday said the senator did not speak in an angry tone in 2009 when challenging a policy underlying an $8.9 million Medicare overbilling dispute involving a Florida ophthalmologist, contradicting earlier testimony from a government witness at the senator and doctor's bribery trial.

Defense witness Karissa Willhite, the senator's former deputy chief of staff for policy, testified that Menendez made “a strong statement” during a July 27, 2009, phone call with then-Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services official Jonathan...
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