Wealthy Fla. doctor linked to senator back in news

April 12, 2014 8:56 PM

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WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A wealthy Florida doctor whose offices were raided by the FBI and who allowed a U.S. senator to use his private jet is again under scrutiny for receiving more money from the taxpayer-funded Medicare program than any other doctor.

A massive data dump from federal health officials this week showed South Florida ophthalmologist Dr. Salomon Melgen received nearly $21 million in 2012 from the tax-payer funded Medicare program — more than any other doctor in the country. Melgen has not been criminally charged or accused of wrongdo...

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