Statement of Abbe David Lowell on the Verdict in Dr. Melgen's Case
April 28, 2017
I have spoken to Senator Menendez and he is saddened for his long-time friend and is thinking of his family on this difficult day.
As we have known for the past two years, the issues involved in Dr. Melgen's case in South Florida had no bearing on the allegations made against the Senator, and this verdict will have no impact on him.
Dr. Melgen's case focused solely on the day-to-day operations of his medical practice and the private care of his patients – specifics of which the Senator could not be aware, nor has it ever been suggested otherwise.
From the beginning, Senator Menendez has been clear that he has always acted in accordance with the law and in his appropriate legislative oversight role as a member of Congress. When all of the facts are heard, he is fully confident that a jury will agree and he will be vindicated.
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