WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (CBSMiami/AP) — A Florida doctor charged with corruption in connection to New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez is also set to go on trial for Medicare fraud charges next year.READ MORE: Police Confirm 'Remains Of Female Found' In Search For Missing Andreae Lloyd
The Palm Beach Post reports Dr. Salomon Melgen’s trial was moved to September 2016 to accommodate a federal trial in New Jersey where he is facing corruption charges along with Menendez.
In the Florida case, Melgen is accused of an elaborate scheme in which he allegedly falsely diagnosed patients with serious eye conditions in order to bill Medicare for costly treatments. In the New Jersey case, he is accused of trading favors with Menendez to intervene in disputes with Medicare and other matters.READ MORE: Groups Slam Florida Over Removal Of Anti-Bullying Resource
Both men have pleaded not guilty. Menendez is not charged in the Florida case.
Melgen was released on $18 million bond in July.MORE NEWS: Jurors Recommend Death Penalty In Orlando Police Killing Case
(TM and © Copyright 2015 CBS Radio Inc. and its relevant subsidiaries. CBS RADIO and EYE Logo TM and Copyright 2015 CBS Broadcasting Inc. Used under license. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)