April 14, 2015, a federal grand jury in West Palm Beach, Florida, returned a multi-count indictment against Salomon E. Melgen. The indictment charges that the defendant engaged in a scheme to defraud Medicare and other health care benefit programs, that he submitted false claims to Medicare and that he made false entries into patient medical charts. A copy of the indictment and the press release issued by the United States Attorney’s Office are attached. The defendant was arraigned on April 15, 2015. The defendant was released on bond pending trial.
March 6, 2017, jury trial commenced against the defendant. On April 28, the jury returned a verdict of guilty as to 67 counts in the indictment. The defendant was remanded to the custody of the United States Marshall. Sentencing is currently scheduled for July 14, 2017, at 2:00 pm, before U.S. District Judge Kenneth A. Marra at the Federal Courthouse located at 701 Clematis Street, West Palm Beach, FL. Note that this date is subject to change. All proceedings are open to the public.
Written comments about Dr. Melgen may be submitted to US Probation officer Edward Cooley, US Probation Office, 101 S. Highway 1, Rm 1094, Fort Pierce, FL 34950.
If you wish to speak at the sentencing hearing, please contact Special Agent Frances Szczepanski, FBI, at 954-553-4093.
This website will be updated as new information becomes available