Tag: Dr. Salomon Melgen

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Dr. Salomon Melgen Defense: Overbilling Part of ‘Innovative Efforts to Help Patients’

The defense team representing Dr. Salomon Melgen in his Medicare fraud trial is trying to persuade a federal jury in Florida their client’s practice of overbilling the Department of Health and Human Services by a factor of three for his administration of the drug Lucentis was simply part of his “innovative efforts to help patients.”

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Dr. Salomon Melgen, Menendez Supporter, Released on $18 Million Bond

When the smiling ophthalmologist, accompanied by his wife and daughter, walked free, it was the first time he has been out of jail since his arrest April 14 on federal charges of Medicare fraud. Federal prosecutors claim Melgen cheated taxpayers out of $105 million in Medicare reimbursements he received between 2007 and 2014. He faces unrelated charges alongside Sen. Robert Menendez in New Jersey.

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DOJ Opposes Change of Venue in Sen. Menendez Corruption Trial

The federal government argues that Menendez should be tried by his New Jersey constituents and peers. “Robert Menendez, a United States Senator elected to represent the people of New Jersey, has filed a motion seeking to avoid being tried by a jury of his peers in the State of New Jersey. The Court should not permit this,” the brief notes.

Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., speaks to reporters during a news conference in Newark, N.J. on Friday, March 6, 2015. A person familiar with a federal investigation says the Justice Department is expected to bring criminal charges against the New Jersey Democrat in the coming weeks. Menendez says that he has …

Menendez Asks for Change of Venue in Public Corruption Trial

Lawyers for Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) filed a motion in a Newark federal courtroom this week asking for a change of venue in his public corruption trial. Menendez wants the trial to be held in Washington, D.C., not New Jersey, where the indictment was filed on April 1. Attorneys for his co-defendant, Florida opthalmologist Dr. Salomon Melgen, joined in the request.

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Federal Judge Denies Bond for Dr. Salomon Melgen, He Remains in Florida Jail

Facing a possible lifetime sentence on the Medicare fraud charges, and an equally lengthy sentence in the public corruption charges, Melgen may reconsider how strong those ties of friendship with Sen. Bob Menendez are. Menendez, who is free on bond and continues to conduct his duties as a Senator in Washington, is facing only one trial. Dr. Melgen, in contrast, faces two trials and may not see the outside of a jail cell for a very long time.

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Dr. Salomon Melgen Held Without Bond Despite ‘Friends’ Harry Reid and Robert Menendez in High Places

Senator Robert Menendez and Dr. Salomon Melgen are under indictment on federal corruption charges. But a third key player, the man who actually organized a controversial 2012 meeting, is Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV). He’s being protected by a selective Department of Justice, a stonewalling Capitol Police, and a compliant and incurious mainstream media and remains unindicted. He’s even threatening to hijack the United States Senate and force a vote on the controversial Attorney General nomination of Loretta Lynch.

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What Was Indicted Doctor Hoping to Buy With $100k Donation to Harry Reid’s Super PAC?

A federal indictment shows Dr. Salomon Melgen contributed an unearmarked $100,000 to the Senate Majority PAC a mere two weeks before Sen. Harry Reid arranged an August 2, 2012 meeting among himself, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, and Menendez. What, if anything was the doctor trying to buy with the donation?

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The Real Reason Harry Reid is Retiring

“I think Harry Reid’s getting out of town ahead of the posse,” former U.S. Attorney Joe diGenova tells Breitbart News. The Senate Minority Leader says he’ll retire in 2017, at the conclusion of his current term.