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Thu Aug 10, 2017, 03:57 PM

Sentencing postponed for doctor accused of bribing senator

Source: The Associated Press

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) - A sentencing hearing in a Medicare fraud case against a prominent Florida eye doctor accused of bribing New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez has been postponed.

Attorneys for Dr. Salomon Melgen said in court documents filed Thursday they and prosecutors have agreed to cancel Friday's scheduled sentencing hearing until December.

That would be after next month's scheduled joint bribery trial against Menendez and Melgen in New Jersey.

Melgen's attorneys say in court documents the delay is necessary because the hearing could take longer than a day. Federal prosecutors declined comment.

Read more: http://www.philly.com/philly/news/politics/congressional/20170810_ap_4572cae5dffa4ccb817a21ffcaffcca7.html

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Aug 10, 2017, 04:18 PM

1. lock him up until the trial

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Response to Jose Garcia (Original post)

Thu Aug 10, 2017, 05:23 PM

2. Hey, if you have enough money

You can just get your phalanx of attorneys to keep filing for delays! Maybe even until the case outlives you!

Just another example of the two-tiered justice system in the U.S. If you're rich, you can dodge the consequences of your criminal activities. If you're poor, you get to support the judicial-prison-industrial complex.

Yay U.S.A.!!!

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