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Federal Probe Launched Into (Senator Bob) Menendez's Finances
WNBC ^ | September 8, 2006

Posted on 09/08/2006 2:49:45 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued

A federal investigation has been launched into the financial dealings of New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez and a nonprofit agency he has helped over the years, sources said.

The U.S. attorney's office has subpoenaed the agency's records pertaining to a house once owned by then-congressman Menendez, sources told NewsChannel 4's Brian Thompson.

Menendez, a Democrat, has denied there was anything wrong with his renting the house to the North Hudson Community Action Corp. for more than $3,000 a month, even as he was working to obtain millions of dollars in federal grant money while he was a congressman

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: 109th; corruptdems; joisey; menendez; probe

1 posted on 09/08/2006 2:49:46 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued
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To: Clintonfatigued

Interesting. New Jersey Democrats seemed to have more than their share of corruption.


2 posted on 09/08/2006 2:52:00 PM PDT by Dante3
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To: oceanview; antonius; HHKrepublican_2; new yorker 77; neverdem; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; ...

Another day, another DemocRAT scandal.


3 posted on 09/08/2006 2:52:23 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: Howlin; Bahbah; Txsleuth

check this out


4 posted on 09/08/2006 2:52:47 PM PDT by Mo1 (Think about it .. A Speaker Nancy Pelosi could be 2 seats away from being President)
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To: Clintonfatigued

takes a while before you read "a democrat". had it been a Republican, Republican" would have been the first word of the headline.

Still, the U.S. attorney's office actually busting a rAT is a good thing, but oh so many, and much bigger fish need to be fried.


5 posted on 09/08/2006 2:53:36 PM PDT by Nathan Zachary
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To: Clintonfatigued

This is a cultural problem...


6 posted on 09/08/2006 2:54:05 PM PDT by Wristpin ("The Yankees announce plan to buy every player in Baseball....")
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To: Clintonfatigued

Excellent. Kean, Jr. is getting in better and better shape by the day. And with Cantwell's new troubles in Washington we may yet see McGavick get back into the race (today Leip's Atlas is reporting that Rasmussen has a 17 point lead for Cantwell in the premium section, but that was before her scandal broke)


7 posted on 09/08/2006 2:55:16 PM PDT by okstate
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To: okstate

Is there ONE democratic politician from Jersey that isnt a crook?


8 posted on 09/08/2006 2:56:18 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Somebody important make....THE CALL!)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Another Dem selling his soul for chump change. Now Duke Cunningham -- that was some serious corruption!


9 posted on 09/08/2006 2:56:30 PM PDT by ProtectOurFreedom
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To: Wristpin

As Yogi, who is also from Jersey, would say this is deja vu all over. Unfortunately there is only one Frank Lousenberg to take the job. The voters in NJ are so stupid they would probably elect McGreedy or Florio.


10 posted on 09/08/2006 2:57:30 PM PDT by appeal2
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To: Clintonfatigued

The story is on WNBC-TV here right now.


11 posted on 09/08/2006 2:59:28 PM PDT by conservative in nyc
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To: Clintonfatigued

a financial investigation into a New Jersey Senator's coffers....how unique.

guess he didn't work his part of the deal, so someone "dropped a dime". Senator's don't wind up in the trunk of a sinking Buick enviormental concerns you know, they'd rather have him around to pay off his debts...he's still useful.


Doogle


12 posted on 09/08/2006 3:00:23 PM PDT by Doogle (USAF 69-73...."never store a threat you should have eliminated")
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To: Clintonfatigued

I don't like Democrats, but I'm not sure where there is a crime in this case. Grandstanding prosecutors are just as corrupt as Democrats.


13 posted on 09/08/2006 3:03:48 PM PDT by stinkerpot65
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To: Clintonfatigued

anyone surprised?


14 posted on 09/08/2006 3:05:58 PM PDT by HANG THE EXPENSE (Defeat liberalism, its the right thing to do for America.)
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To: Dante3

"New Jersey Democrats seemed to have more than their share of corruption."

Voluption too, if only in the eye of the beholder. Disgraced former Governor, Jim McGreevey seems to have found men friends voluptious.


15 posted on 09/08/2006 3:06:00 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: okstate

Which Cantwell scandal just broke? There are so many to choose.


16 posted on 09/08/2006 3:07:14 PM PDT by 308MBR (I'll be back for YOU, Jack, and I'll let the MACHINE speak! That's right. That's right.....)
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To: Mo1

I question the timing of this. LOLOL.


17 posted on 09/08/2006 3:07:15 PM PDT by Bahbah (Goldwasser, Regev and Shalit, we are praying for you...)
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To: Clintonfatigued

OHHHH NANCY....where is your corruption?????????


18 posted on 09/08/2006 3:08:01 PM PDT by HarleyLady27 (My ? to libs: "Do they ever shut up on your planet?" "Grow your own DOPE: Plant a LIB!")
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To: Clintonfatigued; Coleus; jocon307; Alberta's Child; Pharmboy; Calpernia; Malsua; dead; nj26; ...

bump & a ping


19 posted on 09/08/2006 3:10:28 PM PDT by neverdem (May you be in heaven a half hour before the devil knows that you're dead.)
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To: Bahbah

"I question the timing of this. LOLOL."

Oh, drat! We seem to forget the required suspension of investigations of criminal behavior of politicians until they have been safely reelected.


20 posted on 09/08/2006 3:11:07 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: Clintonfatigued

I'm sure it's pure coincidence that they rented his house.


21 posted on 09/08/2006 3:14:51 PM PDT by Williams
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To: Clintonfatigued

Crooked New Jersey Democrat... another "dog bites man" story..


22 posted on 09/08/2006 3:50:17 PM PDT by Hannibal Hamlin
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To: Mo1

I wish I could think for even a second that this would hurt his election chances...or he will actually have to go to trial fo this..

But, the way things are going...he will probably jump 20% in the polls after this report.


23 posted on 09/08/2006 3:52:50 PM PDT by Txsleuth (,((((((((ISRAEL)))))) Pray for the release of the Israelis.Pray for the return of Maj. Jill Metzger)
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To: Clintonfatigued

B-1 Bob has to be lovin' this.


24 posted on 09/08/2006 3:55:51 PM PDT by leadpenny
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To: Txsleuth

"But, the way things are going...he will probably jump 20% in the polls after this report."

Never fear.. if Menendez is still behind in the polls in October (and/or is facing indictment), the NJ Supreme Court will swap another Democrat onto the ballot. Just following their own precedent that they set in 2002.


25 posted on 09/08/2006 4:15:52 PM PDT by nj26 (Border Security=Homeland Security... Put Our Military on the Border! (Proud2BNRA))
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To: Clintonfatigued

Rats are to corruption as fish are to water.


26 posted on 09/08/2006 4:17:40 PM PDT by wjcsux (I would prefer to have the German army in front of me than the French army behind me- Gen. G. Patton)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Karl Rove strikes again. A trumped up investigation to hurt the Democratic candidate. (sarcasm off)


27 posted on 09/08/2006 4:22:49 PM PDT by GreyFriar ( (3rd Armored Division - Spearhead))
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To: nj26

Isn't that the Toricelli rule???


28 posted on 09/08/2006 4:35:37 PM PDT by Txsleuth (,((((((((ISRAEL)))))) Pray for the release of the Israelis.Pray for the return of Maj. Jill Metzger)
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To: okstate

How they going to throw him out and replace him with a sure winner?


29 posted on 09/08/2006 4:38:32 PM PDT by boomop1 (there you go again)
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To: Clintonfatigued

OK, time to wake up. He is a democrat; he is from New Jersey; he is privileged to stand outside and beyond any laws that might apply to you or to me.


30 posted on 09/08/2006 4:41:05 PM PDT by Continental Soldier
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To: Clintonfatigued

A lib scandal in New Jersey? What a surprise.


31 posted on 09/08/2006 4:42:05 PM PDT by Rosemont
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To: Dante3

Geee...I wonder...can Frank LauSenberg RESIGN his Senate seat and then run for Menendez's? After all, its no more unlikely a scenario as what happened the last time around....


32 posted on 09/08/2006 4:45:33 PM PDT by Al Simmons
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To: neverdem
I awoke much too early this morning....5 a.m. but when I heard this story on the news I was ready to run a mile! LOLOL.......Here we go again!

The dems have until Sept. 20th to swap the candidates. Get ready!

33 posted on 09/08/2006 4:48:35 PM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Can you say "CULTURE OF CORRUPTION"?

I thought so....


34 posted on 09/08/2006 4:50:42 PM PDT by Prost1 (I get my news at Free Republic!)
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To: HarleyLady27

What's that about Culture of Corruption you say... San Fran Nan?

35 posted on 09/08/2006 5:03:36 PM PDT by tflabo (Take authority that's ours)
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To: Yaakov The Orator
Media Matters Lied, Again

36 posted on 09/08/2006 5:25:56 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, geese, algae)
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To: Clintonfatigued

http://www.bluejersey.net/frontPage.do


37 posted on 09/08/2006 5:29:50 PM PDT by Coleus (Roe v. Wade and Endangered Species Act both passed in 1973, Murder Babies/save trees, geese, algae)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Can you say "Sen. Kean?"

I think this race just went from tossup to lean R.


38 posted on 09/08/2006 8:25:17 PM PDT by zbigreddogz
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To: zbigreddogz

Don't be overly optimistic. Kean needs to have 55% of the vote on a legitimate basis to overcome the inevitable election fraud.

It's a well-known fact (reported in the local newspapers as a "humorous" item) that, as late as the 1970s, most of the mechanical voting machines had been altered to record only 7-8 of every 10 Republican votes cast in Hudson County. That's in addition to the infamous "ticket system" and cemetary voting which continues to this day.

Furthermore, to register to vote in New Jersey, you need to provide no proof of residence, photo identification, or any other identification. A signature is all that is required. It's a 10 minute ride on the PATH subway to Jersey City from Manhattan.

Kean needs 55%.

I still can't stand Kean, by the way, given his refusal to support Rumsfeld and Vice President Cheney. Kean needs to start talking conservative values if he wants my vote on election day.


39 posted on 09/08/2006 8:50:31 PM PDT by nj26 (Border Security=Homeland Security... Put Our Military on the Border! (Proud2BNRA))
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To: OldFriend

"The dems have until Sept. 20th to swap the candidates. Get ready!"

I believe that Torricelli was swapped out during the second week of October. Laws don't apply for Democrat politicians in New Jersey.

Also keep in mind that buying a house for the head of the public employees union didn't keep our current governor from getting elected.

New Jersey voters get the corrupt politicians that they deserve.


40 posted on 09/08/2006 8:55:12 PM PDT by nj26 (Border Security=Homeland Security... Put Our Military on the Border! (Proud2BNRA))
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To: nj26

If you are any kind of conservative, you won't sit around and watch while Harry Reid takes control of the Senate.


41 posted on 09/08/2006 10:39:18 PM PDT by zbigreddogz
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To: Clintonfatigued
Boy wait till they get done with this guy.


42 posted on 09/08/2006 10:45:21 PM PDT by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

Hey, I might believe these charges if it was any state other than New Jersey. (Sarc.)


43 posted on 09/08/2006 10:47:17 PM PDT by no dems ("25 homicides a day committed by Illegals" Ted Poe (R-TX) Houston Hearings 8/16/06)
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To: nj26
Word is that Poritz is not going there again. She brought so much disgrace to the Court with her finding on the Toricelli swap that she's let it be known that won't happen again. She is retiring and doesn't want that to be her final major decision.

Frankly, the entire NJ government is ready for the junk heap.

44 posted on 09/09/2006 4:08:43 AM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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To: OldFriend; FairOpinion; MikeA; ElkGroveDan

I'm hopeful on that count. To be honest, I'm not surprised at all that Menendez got caught in this scandal. What surprises me is that Governor-elect Corzine didn't see it coming ahead of time and appoint someone else.


45 posted on 09/09/2006 7:00:45 AM PDT by Clintonfatigued (illegal aliens commit crimes that Americans won't commit)
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To: Clintonfatigued
Corzine is not in charge at all. The powers that be decide who will be chosen. Wonder if he ever regrets leaving the senate for this crappy job. He's bought his way to the office, but cannot buy the power he craves.

He was stuck with Zulima Farber, the UMDNJ, and now Menendunce.

He has loser written all over himself, no matter how much money he has.

Goldman Sachs kicked him out and the delicious irony is that the man who got him out of GS is now the Treasury Secretary of the United States and Corzine is a dirty word to most folks here in NJ.

46 posted on 09/09/2006 5:39:20 PM PDT by OldFriend (I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag.....and My Heart to the Soldier Who Protects It.)
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