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Grand Jury Indicts Sen. Menendez on Corruption Charges Involving Doctor

Robert Menendez

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey was indicted on corruption charges Wednesday, marking the first time a sitting U.S. senator has been criminally charged since Alaska’s Ted Stevens in 2008, The Wall Street Journal reports.

The 61-year-old Democrat and key opponent of President Obama’s key foreign-policy initiatives said he was “outraged” by the charges, which came after a two-year investigation by the FBI.

The focus of the probe was on the senator and Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen.

“Prosecutors at the Justice Department do not know the difference between friendship and corruption,”Menendez said. “I’m confident at the end of the day I will be vindicated and they will be exposed.”

The grand jury handed down a 14-count indictment, which alleges Menendez used his authority to help Dr. Melgen in exchange for campaign contributions.

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FBI Appears to Be Targeting New Jersey Sen. Menendez Over Gifts, Prostitutes

By Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com

New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez appears to be the focus of a criminal investigation that also resulted in a raid last month against an eye doctor accused of lavishing the Democrat with gifts and young prostitutes, two bureau sources told the Daily Caller.

The Caller wrote that the FBI’s inquiry has changed focus to New Jersey from Miami, where the doctor is based, suggesting Menendez is the ultimate target.

Menendez has forcefully denied any involvement with prostitutes of any age, though he recently reimbursed Melgen $58,500 for two private jet trips to the Dominican Republican in 2010.

The probe began in Miami.

Menendez has adamantly denied any wrongdoing.

 

FBI Investigating Whether Sen. Bob Menendez Bought Prostitutes in the Dominican Republic

Steve Neavling
ticklethewire.com 

The FBI is investigating the latest sex scandal in Washington D.C.

The Daily Caller reports that Sen. Bob Menendez is under investigation on accusations that he was purchasing prostitutes and attending wild sex parties in the Dominican Republic.

The probe focuses on the New Jersey Democrat and a Miami eye doctor, the Daily Caller reported, citing federal documents.

Menendez also may face an ethics hearing because some of his trips may have been paid for by someone else but not disclosed.