Harry Reid Tied to Medicare Fraudster

Harry Reid, Soloman Melgen.

Remember Saloman Melgen? He is the Florida ophthalmologist and major Democratic donor whose relationship with Senator Bob Menendez (D., N.J.) prompted a federal investigation amid allegations that the Senator accepted and failed to report inappropriate gifts from Melgen and used his influence in Congress to protect Melgen’s financial interests in the Dominican Republican.

Melgen is back in the news after a Wall Street Journal lawsuit revealed that he was the single largest recipient of Medicare reimbursements in 2012, collecting more than $20 million from the federal government that year.

Menendez Watch

Controversial donor Melgen speaks to press about accusations of corruption
AP

Controversial Democratic donor Dr. Salomon Melgen is talking about his relationship with New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez.

Forward the Foundation

Defunct foundation of controversial Democratic donor engaged in highly unusual practice, experts say
Salomon Melgen / AP

A now-defunct charitable foundation registered to the scandal-ridden Democratic donor Dr. Salomon Melgen may have breached federal tax law, according to tax experts.