Menendez’s buddy Melgen gets 17 years in prison

By The Staff

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Dr. Salomon Melgen of Florida, U.S. Senator Bob Menendez’s former co-defendant in a federal corruption indictment, got hammered with a lengthy 17-year sentence on Thursday in addition to $42.6 million in Medicare restitution.

Melgen and Menendez are long-time friends.

Melgen is also a Menendez donor who stood accused of bribing Menendez in a separate, highly-publicized case. 

Menendez, who is up for reelection this year, saw the bribery-related charges against him abandoned by the Justice Department in the wake of a mistrial.

You can read the full story via both The Hill (here) and at The Palm Beach Post story right here.