Florida doctor facing long Medicare fraud sentence

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A federal judge is likely to sentence a prominent Florida eye doctor once accused of bribing Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey to about two decades in prison Thursday for stealing $73 million from Medicare by convincing elderly patients to undergo excruciating tests and treatments they didn’t need for diseases they didn’t have.

Federal guidelines say Dr. Salomon Melgen should receive a sentence of between 19 and 24 years, U.S. District Judge...

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