Fraud and false statements

FILE- In this April 28, 2017 file photo, Dr. Salomon Melgen arrives at the federal courthouse in West Palm Beach, Fla. Prosecutors say Melgen, a prominent Florida eye doctor who was accused of bribing New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, should get a 30-year sentence for Medicare fraud. A three-day sentencing hearing for Melgen is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in West Palm Beach on 67 counts. Prosecutors say the 63-year-old doctor stole more than $100 million from the federal government. He was convicted in April after a 2 1/2- month trial.(Lannis Water/Palm Beach Post via AP, File)
December 05, 2017 - 12:28 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing hearing for a prominent Florida eye doctor accused of bribing U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Former patients critical of a prominent Florida eye doctor convicted of Medicare fraud told a judge that they...
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FILE- In this April 28, 2017 file photo, Dr. Salomon Melgen arrives at the federal courthouse in West Palm Beach, Fla. Prosecutors say Melgen, a prominent Florida eye doctor who was accused of bribing New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, should get a 30-year sentence for Medicare fraud. A three-day sentencing hearing for Melgen is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in West Palm Beach on 67 counts. Prosecutors say the 63-year-old doctor stole more than $100 million from the federal government. He was convicted in April after a 2 1/2- month trial.(Lannis Water/Palm Beach Post via AP, File)
December 05, 2017 - 11:31 am
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — The Latest on the sentencing hearing for a prominent Florida eye doctor accused of bribing U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Attorneys for a prominent Florida eye doctor convicted of Medicare fraud called numerous patients and former...
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This photo provided by the Honduras public magistrate's office shows Eric Conn with Technical Agency of Criminal Investigation (ATIC) agents after he was captured by police on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in the city of La Ceiba, Atlantida, Honduras. Conn, a fugitive Kentucky lawyer who escaped before facing sentencing for his central role in a massive Social Security fraud case, is expected to be transferred to the U.S. on Tuesday. (Honduras public magistrate's office via AP)
December 05, 2017 - 10:55 am
A fugitive Kentucky lawyer who disappeared six months ago before facing a prison sentence for his central role in a massive Social Security fraud case has been captured in Honduras and will be returned to the U.S., officials said. Eric Conn was captured by a SWAT team as he came out of a restaurant...
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This photo provided by the Honduras public magistrate's office shows Eric Conn with Technical Agency of Criminal Investigation (ATIC) agents after he was captured by police on Monday, Dec. 4, 2017, in the city of La Ceiba, Atlantida, Honduras. Conn, a fugitive Kentucky lawyer who escaped before facing sentencing for his central role in a massive Social Security fraud case, is expected to be transferred to the U.S. on Tuesday. (Honduras public magistrate's office via AP)
December 04, 2017 - 11:03 pm
A fugitive Kentucky lawyer who disappeared six months ago before facing a prison sentence for his central role in a massive Social Security fraud case has been captured in Honduras and will be returned to the U.S., officials said Monday. Eric Conn was captured by a SWAT team as he came out of a...
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Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez gives a nationally broadcast speech from the presidential residence in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, Monday, Dec. 4, 2017. Hernandez held a lead of more than 52,000 votes in Honduras’ hotly disputed presidential race as the long-delayed count wrapped up Monday, eight days after the election, according to the latest results published on the electoral tribunal’s website. (AP Photo/Fernando Antonio)
December 04, 2017 - 6:19 pm
TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras (AP) — The final vote count in Honduras' presidential election left the incumbent with a narrow lead Monday, while the main opposition candidate called the tally a fraud and urged the armed forces to take control "to ensure the votes of people are respected." Electoral...
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FILE- In this April 28, 2017 file photo, Dr. Salomon Melgen arrives at the federal courthouse in West Palm Beach, Fla. Prosecutors say Melgen, a prominent Florida eye doctor who was accused of bribing New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, should get a 30-year sentence for Medicare fraud. A three-day sentencing hearing for Melgen is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in West Palm Beach on 67 counts. Prosecutors say the 63-year-old doctor stole more than $100 million from the federal government. He was convicted in April after a 2 1/2- month trial.(Lannis Water/Palm Beach Post via AP, File)
December 04, 2017 - 11:42 am
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors say a prominent Florida eye doctor accused of bribing Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey should get a 30-year sentence for a separate Medicare fraud scheme that they say stole more than $100 million from the federal government. A three-day sentencing...
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FILE- In this April 28, 2017 file photo, Dr. Salomon Melgen arrives at the federal courthouse in West Palm Beach, Fla. Prosecutors say Melgen, a prominent Florida eye doctor who was accused of bribing New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, should get a 30-year sentence for Medicare fraud. A three-day sentencing hearing for Melgen is scheduled to begin Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in West Palm Beach on 67 counts. Prosecutors say the 63-year-old doctor stole more than $100 million from the federal government. He was convicted in April after a 2 1/2- month trial.(Lannis Water/Palm Beach Post via AP, File)
December 04, 2017 - 11:40 am
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Prosecutors say a prominent Florida eye doctor accused of bribing U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey should get a 30-year sentence for Medicare fraud. A three-day sentencing hearing for Dr. Salomon Melgen is scheduled to begin Tuesday in West Palm Beach on 67 counts...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, Russia's theater and film director Kirill Serebrennikov waits for the start of hearings in a court in Moscow, Russia. A Moscow court ruled Monday Dec. 4, 2017 to keep a prominent theater and film director who is being investigate for fraud under house arrest. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)
December 04, 2017 - 9:46 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court on Monday ruled that a prominent theater and film director who is being investigated for fraud must remain under house arrest. Kirill Serebrennikov, arguably Russia's best known director, was detained and put under house arrest in August in a criminal case that raised...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, Russia's theater and film director Kirill Serebrennikov waits for the start of hearings in a court in Moscow, Russia. A Moscow court ruled Monday Dec. 4, 2017 to keep a prominent theater and film director who is being investigate for fraud under house arrest. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin, File)
December 04, 2017 - 8:12 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Moscow court has ruled to keep a prominent theater and film director who is being investigate for fraud under house arrest. Kirill Serebrennikov, arguably Russia's best known director, was detained and put under house arrest in August in a criminal case that raised fears of a return...
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December 04, 2017 - 2:18 am
As the trial detailing widespread corruption in world soccer enters a fourth week, prosecutors are close to concluding their case in a Brooklyn federal courthouse. One sleepy juror was dismissed last week, one defendant was admonished by the judge, and the FIFA president thanked American...
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