Sunday, February 3, 2013

Another Opthalmologist in Trouble with Feds

Dr. Salomon Melgen arrives at galas here in a blue Mercedes-Benz, his four bodyguards in tow,” reports the Miami Herald.He rarely goes unnoticed. The stout 58-year-old ophthalmologist is a regular on the society pages, where he is almost always pictured with important politicians. Late last year he made national headlines for performing free eye surgery on a 28-year-old woman who had been shot in the face. ...But Melgen’s carefully crafted public image began to unravel this week, when federal investigators raided his West Palm Beach eye clinic as part of a probe into potential Medicare fraud. Separately, The Miami Herald confirmed the existence of a federal corruption investigation involving his ties to U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey.” Read more.

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