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Officials: Agents Raided Office of Menendez Friend After Document Shredding Truck Spotted
ABCNews ^ | January 31, 2013 | RHONDA SCHWARTZ

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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Not to worry, we have become a Third World nation, his NJ constituency will re-elect him courtesy of SEIU
1 posted on 01/31/2013 8:38:25 PM PST by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

It is EXTREMELY illegal to shred medical records... What ELSE could there be in the doctor’s office to shred???


2 posted on 01/31/2013 8:58:11 PM PST by Frank_2001
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This is funny all of this came up before his reelection bid
in Novemeber and was just dimissed and he was re elected so why is it coming back up now I find it odd. I think it would be curious if he resigned and who s pushing the story. Don’t get me wrong I hope he gets kicked out of office but usually these things go away especially if you are a Democrat.
3 posted on 01/31/2013 8:58:39 PM PST by funfan
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To: Steelfish

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.


4 posted on 01/31/2013 8:59:52 PM PST by TonyM
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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.


5 posted on 01/31/2013 9:12:42 PM PST by cricket (Too many Libs-at-large. They just need a home; somewhere else. . .far away.)
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To: TonyM

Nothing Christie does; can surprise. Just as ‘sleazy’ disgusting, lying Democrats, cannot surprise.


6 posted on 01/31/2013 9:15:22 PM PST by cricket (Too many Libs-at-large. They just need a home; somewhere else. . .far away.)
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To: Frank_2001

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.


7 posted on 01/31/2013 9:20:58 PM PST by Cyman
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Convert them to digital, then destroy the paper version...ok. Thanks!


8 posted on 01/31/2013 9:27:14 PM PST by Frank_2001
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To: Steelfish

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


9 posted on 02/01/2013 2:20:20 AM PST by ronnie raygun ( Lexington / Concord, America's first gun grab attempt)
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I suspect the FBI’s concerned very young children might have been involved...


10 posted on 02/01/2013 5:02:57 AM PST by GOPJ ( Revelation can be more perilous than Revolution. Vladimir Nabokov)
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