Meglen has zero experience in port security. But Menendez used a Senate hearing last summer to lobby for enforcement of the contract Melgens company has with the Dominican government. Menendez also met w/ Obama State and Commerce dept officials, though he was careful not to mention Melgen by name.
Meglen announced that one of Menendezs longtime senior legislative aides, Pedro Pablo Permuy, will be in charge of operations, according to Melgens cousin and legal mouthpiece Vinicio Castillo Seman. The contract is estimated to be worth up to $1 billion over the next 20 years, according to The Miami Herald.
Know-nothing Menendez denies any knowledge of his veteran aides involvement with the company, of course. Or rather, his lips have issued another in a long line of denials. Wait, theres more.
While Melgen shelled out millions to Menendez and the Democratic Party over the years, he is a serial tax evader. The jet-setting doc incurred liens of $1.3 million before 2002, $6.2 million in 2011, and a still outstanding $11.1 million lien between 2006-09.
FBI and HHS are now sifting through boxes of documents carted away during last weeks raid of Melgens offices WRT Medicare fraud. The feds finally acted after a document shredding truck was spotted outside Melgens clinic.
So far, the magical D after Sen. Sleaze-Bobs name has conferred supernatural immunity upon him. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid stubbornly clung to his assertion this week that his friend Menendez did nothing wrong. But the mountains of Things Menendez Should Have Known But Conveniently Overlooked and Things Menendez Should Have Done But Conveniently Forgot just keep growing.
I predict this one will grow and force Menendez at very least to resign.
Good post thanks.