A Florida doctor accused of giving lavish gifts to U.S. Senator Robert Menendez in a corruption case could soon be freed after a bail hearing Monday where prosecutors asked for bail to be set at $20 million on separate Medicare fraud charges.
Salomon Melgen faces 76 counts of Medicare fraud and falsifying medical records, and has been in jail since his indictment in April. He has pleaded not guilty.
Bail terms could be set at a hearing on Wednesday after a federal judge ruled last week that Melgen, 60, can be granted bail as long as a series of strict conditions are met, including home detention, electronic monitoring and no access to boats or planes.
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