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Bond granted for release of West Palm doctor linked to Sen. Menendez

Bond granted for release of West Palm doctor linked to Sen. Menendez

WEST PALM BEACH — A Florida doctor charged with corruption alongside New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez will be released after more than 11 weeks in jail under a bond agreement reached Thursday. U.S. Magistrate Judge James Hopkins approved an $18 million bond package for Dr. Salomon Melgen, making his release later Thursday likely. Defense attorneys finalized the terms of the release with prosecutors after heated debate spaced over numerous hearings, allowing for him to await trial under home detention with electronic monitoring. "We did it!" defense attorney Matthew Menchel told U.S. Magistrate Judge James Hopkins at the start of the hearing. "We have an agreed order,...

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