Sentencing Friday for Mark Weinberg, Merrillville doctor who hid in Europe

October 9, 2012 10:22:27 AM PDT
Sentencing is scheduled for Friday for former Merrillville nose doctor Mark Weinberger.

He pleaded guilty back in July to 22 counts of health care fraud.

Weinberger is accused of billing insurance companies for procedures that were not performed. He was on the run for five years and fled to the mountains of Italy where he was eventually captured.

Weinberger's attorney filed a motion Monday asking for a sentence of no more than 37 months.

With time served, Weinberger could get out of prison soon if the judge accepts the motion.