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FBI Raid Shines Light on Senatorís Hooker Scandal
Judicial Watch ^ | January 31, 2013

Posted on 01/31/2013 11:10:24 AM PST by jazusamo

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez’s Dominican prostitute scandal has finally caught the attention of the mainstream media because the FBI raided the office of the shady doctor friend that reportedly furnished the hookers, but it’s hardly the first time the New Jersey Democrat is embroiled in illegal behavior.

In fact, Judicial Watch has for years reported the newly reelected senator’s many transgressions. As far back as 2007 JW wrote about a federal grand jury investigation into Menendez, a former member of the U.S. House, illegally steering lobbying business to a girlfriend that also served as his chief of staff. The former aide/girlfriend built an unusually successful lobbying firm in a very short time after leaving Congress thanks to Menendez, according to news reports.

In 2010 Menendez and his colleague in corruption, New Jersey Senator Frank Lautenberg, allocated $8 million for a public walkway and park space adjacent to upscale, waterfront condos built by a developer that had donated generously to their political campaigns. The veteran legislators received about $100,000 in contributions from the developer, according to federal election records. In 2012 Judicial Watch put Menendez on its list of Washington’s “Ten Most Wanted Corrupt Politicians.”

JW is also investigating whether the Obama administration recently blocked the deportation of an illegal immigrant sex offender who worked for Menendez to dodge a scandal that could cost the politician reelection this past November. A national newswire broke the story of how the White House apparently protected Menendez from yet another public relations crisis by delaying the removal of the illegal immigrant from Peru with an expired visa (like the 9/11 hijackers) and a criminal record for sexual assault.

The whopper of Menendez scandals was exposed last fall by a conservative website that published a piece in which two prostitutes offered alarming details about the senator paying them for sex in the Dominican Republic, which he visits frequently with a doctor pal who’s a big political donor. For months the mainstream media ignored the story as it often does when Democrats are embroiled in bad behavior, but this week’s federal raid has left them no choice.

The FBI descended upon the South Florida ophthalmologist’s (Salomon Melgen) office and spent two days confiscating boxes of files and records. Local news reports say Melgen owes Uncle Sam more than $11 million in unpaid taxes and is being investigated for Medicare fraud. The eye doctor, who is Dominican, may have blown off the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) but he still managed to donate hundreds of thousands of dollars to politicians, both Democrats and Republicans.

Menendez has received tens of thousands of dollars from Melgen and has flown to the disgraced doctor’s luxury Dominican estate in Casa de Campo on his private jet several times. That’s where the men reportedly engaged with prostitutes, though, like all sleazy politicians, Menendez strenuously denies it of course. Remember Bill Clinton and John Edwards vigorously denying their extracurricular sexual escapades?

What about this statement, issued by Menendez’s office this week: “Any allegations of engaging with prostitutes are manufactured by a politically motivated right-wing blog and are false.” This brings back memories of Hillary Clinton shamelessly blaming a “vast right-wing conspiracy” for fabricating her hubby’s real-life White House sex scandal with an intern.

Besides the fact that hiring underage prostitutes in a third-world country (or any country, for that matter) is illegal and unbecoming of a United States senator, this can present other obvious problems. Menendez will soon take over as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, which helps shape the nation’s foreign policy, and he’s taken the lead as a national figure in the immigration debate.


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; News/Current Events; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: cultureofcorruption; democrats; fbi; hookers; menendez; ussenate

1 posted on 01/31/2013 11:10:32 AM PST by jazusamo
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To: jazusamo

Menendez must resign


2 posted on 01/31/2013 11:17:58 AM PST by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: jazusamo

The MSM just loves a good old fashioned sex scandal......except when it’s a Democrat, and especially if it’s a protected class Democrat, and most especially if it’s a protected class democrat from a deep blue state..............


3 posted on 01/31/2013 11:20:01 AM PST by Red Badger (Lincoln freed the slaves. Obama just got them ALL back......................)
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To: jazusamo

“Senator! Senator! When did you stop hiring underage teen prostitutes?”


4 posted on 01/31/2013 11:20:40 AM PST by theDentist (FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: jazusamo

Who was the conservative site who first wrote about the child molester?


5 posted on 01/31/2013 11:23:13 AM PST by reefdiver
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To: jazusamo

Two sure indicators that Menendez is lying:

1 - He’s a democrat

2 - He’s a politician


6 posted on 01/31/2013 11:24:16 AM PST by Iron Munro (I Miss America, don't you?)
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To: Iron Munro

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3 - His mouth was moving.


7 posted on 01/31/2013 11:28:03 AM PST by editor-surveyor (Freepers: Not as smart as I'd hoped they'd be)
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To: reefdiver

LARRY CRAIG TAPPED HIS FEET!!!!!!!


8 posted on 01/31/2013 11:28:15 AM PST by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: CPT Clay
Menendez must resign

Totally agree but I'd bet he won't, the Rats will circle the wagons for him.

9 posted on 01/31/2013 11:31:34 AM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: reefdiver

Looks like it’s The Daily Caller, the fourth link in the piece.


10 posted on 01/31/2013 11:34:58 AM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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Please bump the Freepathon or click above and donate or become a monthly donor!

11 posted on 01/31/2013 11:37:01 AM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: CPT Clay

Are you joking? This degenerate is the perfect democrip member of the ruling congress. He is a sexual degenerate who can be herded because he can be exposed. The Democrips want more of his ilk, not less, in their ruling congress! And of course, democrap voters, being the dead souls they are, will continue to vote this sort of degenerate back into office regardless of his degeneracy.


12 posted on 01/31/2013 11:55:30 AM PST by MHGinTN (Being deceived can be cured.)
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To: jazusamo

Charlie Rangel also spent time in Dominican Republic I believe. I’ll leave it to someone else to forward his name to the group that investigated Menendez.


13 posted on 01/31/2013 12:05:28 PM PST by Pete from Shawnee Mission
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To: CPT Clay
“Menendez must resign”

So Chris Christie can appoint a democrat to fill his senate seat?

14 posted on 01/31/2013 12:05:40 PM PST by urbanpovertylawcenter (where the law and poverty collide in an urban setting and sparks fly)
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To: jazusamo

Bob Beckel says this is all hearsay, and he should know, because Bob was once blackmailed by a whore, although nobody else on “The Five” mentioned this. Shortly after this whore episode, Beckel became a very outspoken “Christian”, telling Ann Coulter that he “forgave” her because he was a Christian and she wasn’t.


15 posted on 01/31/2013 12:06:53 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: ozzymandus

LOL! That’s hilarious...I’d bet even Rats don’t want Beckel as a character witness.


16 posted on 01/31/2013 12:11:56 PM PST by jazusamo ("Mercy to the guilty is cruelty to the innocent." -- Adam Smith)
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To: jazusamo

If Menendez is ousted, who will cast Bob Torricelli’s senate votes?


17 posted on 01/31/2013 12:16:42 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead

Geraldo has volunteered to take up the burden. I suppose the part about underage whores grabbed his attention.


18 posted on 01/31/2013 12:38:55 PM PST by ozzymandus
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To: jazusamo

How far we have fallen as a country when we can’t get a corrupt asshole like Menendez out of government service.

Not sent to jail/prison...but just getting him off the government payroll!


19 posted on 01/31/2013 2:03:48 PM PST by hattend (Firearms and ammunition...the only growing industries under the Obama regime.)
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To: urbanpovertylawcenter

Yes


20 posted on 01/31/2013 7:48:39 PM PST by CPT Clay (Follow me on Twitter @Clay N TX)
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To: ozzymandus
Shortly after this whore episode, Beckel became a very outspoken “Christian”, telling Ann Coulter that he “forgave” her because he was a Christian and she wasn’t.

I'm not doubting you but I am asking, "Are you serious!?"

21 posted on 01/31/2013 10:10:48 PM PST by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: hattend
How far we have fallen as a country when we can’t get a corrupt asshole like Menendez out of government service.

Due to brain-dead Americans, this country is run by the media. If a conservative sneezes at the wrong moment they are toast. Liberals on the other hand.....

22 posted on 01/31/2013 10:21:33 PM PST by houeto (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: houeto

Yes, it happened.


23 posted on 02/01/2013 12:42:06 AM PST by ozzymandus
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To: jazusamo

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24 posted on 02/01/2013 5:19:43 AM PST by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,spend it all today;who can take your income,tax it all away..0'Bozo man can :-)
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