SOUTH BEND, Ind. — A former Indiana surgeon captured in Italy after five years on the run is scheduled to find out how much longer he will spend in prison after pleading guilty to 22 counts of health care fraud.
Mark Weinberger is scheduled to be sentenced Friday in Hammond by U.S. District Judge Philip Simon, his second attempt at a plea deal. Simon rejected a plea deal last year that called for a four-year prison sentence, saying he was not confident it took into account the scope of Weinberger's crimes.
Weinberger once ran a nose and sinus clinic in Merrillville, where prosecutors say he billed insurers and patients for procedures he didn't perform.
The new deal sets a limit of 10 years in prison, but Weinberger is hoping for time served.
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