A Dominican-born man was found guilty on 67 counts of fraud and is now being pressured to testify against a Democratic Senator for fraud!
NBC Miami reported:
A prominent Florida eye doctor accused of political corruption was convicted of Medicare fraud Friday, increasing the odds that federal prosecutors could pressure him to testify against New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez.
Dr. Salomon Melgen faces 15 to 20 years in prison on 67 counts, including health care fraud, submitting false claims and falsifying records in patients’ files, if he doesn’t strike a deal before his sentencing, scheduled for July 14.
The senator denies any wrongdoing.
The doctor, 62, collected more money from Medicare than any other physician in the nation – $21 million – at the height of the fraud in 2012.
He showed no reaction when the verdict was read and was immediately taken into custody. Several of his family members burst into tears outside the courtroom in Palm Beach County Friday.
Prosecutors convinced jurors the doctor stole up to $105 million from the federal medical insurance program between 2008 and 2013 by performing unneeded tests and treatments on mostly elderly and disabled patients.
Melgen’s attorneys argued that the Dominican-born, Harvard-trained doctor was a kind and caring physician.
So many Democrats are corrupt!
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