Skip to comments.Federal Probe Launched Into (Senator Bob) Menendez's Finances
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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Interesting. New Jersey Democrats seemed to have more than their share of corruption.
Another day, another DemocRAT scandal.
check this out
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.
This is a cultural problem...
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)
Is there ONE democratic politician from Jersey that isnt a crook?
Another Dem selling his soul for chump change. Now Duke Cunningham -- that was some serious corruption!
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.
The story is on WNBC-TV here right now.
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.
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.
"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.
Which Cantwell scandal just broke? There are so many to choose.
I question the timing of this. LOLOL.
OHHHH NANCY....where is your corruption?????????
bump & a ping
"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.
I'm sure it's pure coincidence that they rented his house.
Crooked New Jersey Democrat... another "dog bites man" story..
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.
B-1 Bob has to be lovin' this.
"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.
Rats are to corruption as fish are to water.
Karl Rove strikes again. A trumped up investigation to hurt the Democratic candidate. (sarcasm off)
Isn't that the Toricelli rule???
How they going to throw him out and replace him with a sure winner?
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.
A lib scandal in New Jersey? What a surprise.
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....
The dems have until Sept. 20th to swap the candidates. Get ready!
Can you say "CULTURE OF CORRUPTION"?
I thought so....
What's that about Culture of Corruption you say... San Fran Nan?
Can you say "Sen. Kean?"
I think this race just went from tossup to lean R.
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.
"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.
If you are any kind of conservative, you won't sit around and watch while Harry Reid takes control of the Senate.
Hey, I might believe these charges if it was any state other than New Jersey. (Sarc.)
Frankly, the entire NJ government is ready for the junk heap.
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.
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.