Skip to comments.Menendez did not pay for flights from campaign donor until this year
Posted on 01/30/2013 7:36:20 PM PST by SMGFan
U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez did not pay for two flights provided by Salomon Melgen his friend and campaign donor whose office was raided by the FBI Tuesday night until more than two years later, and after a New Jersey Republican asked the Senate ethics committee to look into his travels.
Menendez spokesman Paul Brubaker today said the senator reimbursed Melgen for the flights on January 4 of this year. Both were round trips one between Florida and the Dominican Republic in August 2010, and one between Teterboro and the Dominican Republic in September 2010.
The total amount Menendez (D-N.J.) paid back was $58,500 , Brubaker said.
On Nov. 3 of last year, state Sen. Sam Thompson, who chairs the Middlesex County Republican Committee, wrote to the Senate Select Committee on Ethics to request an investigation of Menendezs flights to the Caribbean nation. Thompsons letter came after a conservative blog posted allegations from two anonymous women it said were prostitutes who said they had sex with Menendez in the Dominican Republic.
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These cretins need to be dragged from office by the scruffs of their necks.
Truly a man from Union City & Hudson County. In Spring 1992 he told me he was a progressive. No Liberal was he. POS
He goes and it becomes Senator Booker after 2 years.
and who replaces Lautenberg in 2014? Palonne? Andrews? What difference does it make?
Prediction — NJ will soon celebrate “Bob Menendez Day” along with “Darwin Day”.
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