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Convicted nose doc getting closer to release date

Convicted nose doc getting closer to release date

A Merrillville doctor serving prison time for billing insurance companies for medical procedures that were never performed is getting his first sniff of freedom as he nears his release date.

July 25, 2014 1:15 pm Photos

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Mark Weinberger

Mark Weinberger

Mark Weinberger

July 25, 2014 12:00 am

A gratifying day for Weinberger patients

MERRILLVILLE | The ability to pay a child's tuition. Buying flights to see family in Poland. Finally paying for a dog's knee replacement. 

August 09, 2013 7:00 pm
Mark Weinberger

Mark Weinberger

Mark Weinberger

June 26, 2013 12:00 am
Court upholds malpractice judgment against Nose Doc

Court upholds malpractice judgment against Nose Doc

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals upheld a second medical malpractice judgment on Thursday against Mark Weinberger, the Merrillville nose doctor sentenced in October to seven years in federal prison for health care fraud.

January 31, 2013 2:30 pm Photos

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Merrillville 'Nose Doc' sentenced to 7 years in federal prison

Merrillville 'Nose Doc' sentenced to 7 years in federal prison

HAMMOND | Accusing former Merrillville “Nose Doc” Mark Weinberger of using "his patients like an ATM," a federal judge sentenced the defendant to seven years in federal prison Friday.

October 12, 2012 6:15 pm Photos

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Victims view Weinberger sentence as sufficient

HAMMOND | Former patients and victims of Mark Weinberger expressed measured joy Friday for the seven-year prison sentence the former sinus doctor received.

October 12, 2012 4:20 pm
Attorney for 'Nose Doc' patients argues for stiffer sentence

Attorney for 'Nose Doc' patients argues for stiffer sentence

MERRILLVILLE | The only way an indicted former Merrillville doctor could have accomplished express sinus surgeries on his patients would have been with the efficiency of a hand grenade, a local attorney contends.

October 09, 2012 12:15 pm Photos

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'Nose Doc' makes second run at pleading guilty

'Nose Doc' makes second run at pleading guilty

HAMMOND | Mark Weinberger, Merrillville's notorious "Nose Doc," took another shot at pleading guilty to federal health care fraud charges Friday — more than a year after a judge rejected a previous plea attempt.

July 20, 2012 8:45 pm

Weinberger plea deal in the works

HAMMOND| Merrillville's infamous ear, nose and throat doctor could be close to a second plea deal in his federal health care fraud case, according to court records filed Monday.

July 02, 2012 8:11 pm
Weinberger, state fund face default judgment in insurance dispute

Weinberger, state fund face default judgment in insurance dispute

HAMMOND | A federal judge in South Bend is set to consider a recommendation to order a default judgment against Dr. Mark Weinberger for failing to cooperate in a lawsuit launched by his insurance carrier.

April 24, 2012 9:00 pm Photos

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Weinberger to get new attorney

Weinberger to get new attorney

HAMMOND | A federal judge has granted indicted former Merrillville sinus doctor Mark Weinberger his request for a new attorney but cautioned the defendant against representing himself in an upcoming fraud trial.

November 08, 2011 6:00 pm Photos

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Weinberger trial moves to South Bend

Weinberger trial moves to South Bend

HAMMOND | The health care fraud trial of a former Merrillville ear, nose and throat doctor will move to South Bend from Hammond.

October 25, 2011 6:30 am Photos

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Weinberger trial set for Jan. 9

HAMMOND | After a failed attempt at a plea deal with federal prosecutors, infamous "Nose Doctor" Mark Weinberger is set to go to trial Jan. 9.

May 13, 2011 10:45 am

'Nose Doc' victims protest 'cushy deal'

HAMMOND | A week before he faces sentencing, Mark Weinberger's victims are pleading for a federal judge to reject a plea deal for the "Nose Doctor."

April 19, 2011 4:45 pm

Federal judge allows Nose Doc's patients' letters to enter health care fraud docket

HAMMOND | A federal judge ruled to allow about a dozen letters from former patients of a Merrillville ear, nose and throat doctor to enter the docket for the doctor's health care fraud case.

February 05, 2011 9:00 am
Nose doc pleads guilty, apologizes for fraud

Nose doc pleads guilty, apologizes for fraud

HAMMOND | The Merrillville ear, nose and throat doctor who fled the country until his extradition from Italy early this year, entered a guilty plea in Hammond federal court Friday morning to 22 counts of health care fraud.

October 23, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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'Nose doc' cops to 22 fraud counts

'Nose doc' cops to 22 fraud counts

HAMMOND | The "nose doc" Mark Weinberger agreed to plead guilty Monday to each of the 22 federal fraud counts against him in exchange for a four-year prison sentence and $366,600 in restitution payments to 22 patients he admitted defrauding.

October 19, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Jury stuffs 'Nose Doc' with $300,000 verdict

HAMMOND | Mark Weinberger, also known as "The Nose Doc," was slammed with a $300,000 medical malpractice verdict by a Lake Superior Court jury Friday.

August 28, 2010 12:00 am

Civil case among hundreds against Nose Doc proceeds in Hammond court

Multiple doctors testified Tuesday in a medical malpractice case against a former Merrillville nose doctor who allegedly fled the country on the heels of hundreds of lawsuits.

August 25, 2010 12:00 am
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