Skip to comments.FBI agents Raid S. Fla. Office of Eye Doc Tied to Gift, Prostitution Controversy w/ Sen. Menendez
Posted on 01/29/2013 9:21:24 PM PST by kristinn
FBI agents raid South Florida office of eye doc tied to gift, prostitution controversy with Sen. Bob Menendez
FBI agents raided the West Palm Beach business of an eye doctor accused in the conservative press of providing free trips and even Dominican Republic prostitutes to New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez who has denied what he calls the fallacious allegations.
Agents gathered at the medical-office complex of Dr. Salomon Melgen, a contributor to Menendez and other prominent politicians, late Tuesday night to start hauling away potential evidence in about a dozen white vans.
The exact focus of the investigation is unclear, as is whether it is tied to Menendez, a Democrat. A spokesman for Menendez couldnt be reached for comment, nor could Melgen.
Melgen has an outstanding IRS lien of $11.1 million, for taxes owed from 2006 to 2009, according to records filed with the Palm Beach County recorders office. A previous IRS lien for $6.2 million was released in 2011.
Despite those financial problems, Melgen and his family have contributed at least $357,000 to candidates and committees since 1998, according to Florida and federal campaign records. Of that, the Melgens have contributed about 9 percent to Menendezs federal campaigns.
Melgen also owns a private CL-600 Challenger plane through one of his West Palm Beach-based companies and frequently flies between South Florida and Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republican, where he is from.
Menendez has flown on the plane at least once, his office has said, when he was chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee from 2009-2011, when the Melgens contributed about $60,400 to the group. A spokeswoman had previously said that Menendez and Melgen are longtime friends and said the senator did nothing improper.
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These connections will be spun as coincidences.
Eric Holder will bring an indictment tomorrow. LOL
Cleaning up any evidence.
Menendix is the felatious liar here.
Do ANY DEMOCRATSPAY THEIR TAXES???????? I think not.....sickening.
OMG...I think you are right.....cleaning up any evidence. Can’t let the public realize how CORRUPT DEMOCRATS ARE!!!
No story is complete without a Republican that can be blamed!