The Huffington Post is reporting some shocking news related to the New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez scandal. The article states that Salomon Melgen, a Florida physician charged with corruption along with Sen. Menendez, was indicted on Medicare fraud charges. According to prosecutors, the North Palm Beach ophthalmologist was charged with numerous counts of healthcare fraud, fraudulent claims and making false statements relating to health care. According to the article:
Menendez, a leading foreign policy voice in Congress, pleaded not guilty to corruption charges earlier this month during a federal court appearance. He is charged with accepting up to $1 million worth of lavish gifts from Melgen in exchange for political favors. He was released without bail.
Melgen also pleaded not guilty to the corruption charges and was released on a $1.5 million bond.
Tuesday’s indictment alleged that between 2004 and 2013, Melgen participated in a scheme to defraud Medicare and other healthcare programs, by submitting false claims and medical charts, according to prosecutors.
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