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Ind. doctor nabbed in Italy gets 7 years in prison

HAMMOND, Ind. — A former Indiana surgeon arrested on a snowy Italian mountainside after five years on the run was sentenced to seven years in prison Friday for billing insurers and patients for procedures he didn’t perform.

A federal judge imposed a more severe sentence than expected against Mark Weinberger, who ran a Merrillville nose and sinus clinic until he disappeared during a European vacation shortly before he was charged.

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