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Posted on 01/31/2013 8:38:18 PM PST by Steelfish
Officials: Agents Raided Office of Menendez Friend After Document Shredding Truck Spotted
FBI agents and other law enforcement officials investigate the medical-office complex of Dr. Salomon Melgen who has possible ties to U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) on January 30, 2013 in West Palm Beach, Fla. By RHONDA SCHWARTZ Jan. 31, 2013 Federal agents raided the West Palm Beach eye clinic of a longtime friend and political supporter of Sen. Robert Menendez earlier this week after a document shredding truck was observed at the building, following attempts by FBI agents to question Dr. Salomon Melgen about his relationship with the New Jersey Democrat, according to federal officials familiar with the investigation.
The execution of the search warrant was carried out by a federal health care task force, with agents from both the FBI and the federal Department of Health and Human Services Inspector General's office, which had been investigating suspected Medicare fraud by Melgen's clinics for more than a year, the sources told ABC News. The raid appeared unrelated to recent allegations regarding Menendez's trips to Melgen's home in the Dominican Republic. (snip)
A spokesperson for Sen. Menendez told ABC News Thursday that the Senator's office was unaware of any FBI investigation or inquiries involving the Senator. The spokesperson confirmed the Senator was a longtime friend of Dr. Melgen and had recently reimbursed Melgen $58,000 for three trips on the doctor's private jet to the Dominican Republic, following a complaint to the Senate Ethics Committee by a Samuel Thompson, a New Jersey state senator and chair of the Middlesex County Republican Organization, in November 2012, just days prior to Menendez's reelection.
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It is EXTREMELY illegal to shred medical records... What ELSE could there be in the doctor’s office to shred???
I hear that if Menendez is removed from office that Gov Christie would pick his replacement. Any ideas as to which liberal democrat he would pick? I am sure he will ask his buddy Obama who he would like to get selected. The last thing I would expect is that he would pick a conservative, or even a real non rhino republican.
Story did not go away because of Doctor’s issues. . .some illegalities discovered/suspected and while going ‘there’ Menendez ‘came up’ again. At least; that is ‘one’ story; and there could be more; of course.
Nothing Christie does; can surprise. Just as ‘sleazy’ disgusting, lying Democrats, cannot surprise.
It is NOT illegal to shred medical documents, as a matter of fact it is one of the preferred methods when cleaning out old documents or documents being converted to digital format. One of the fastest growing ancillary medical records services thanks to HIPAA.
Convert them to digital, then destroy the paper version...ok. Thanks!
Marion Barry nuff sed. There is reason to believe we are being investigated, Horhay call for the shredder truck and park it right in front of the office
I suspect the FBI’s concerned very young children might have been involved...