Skip to comments.Menendez has set a new low for blatant corruption in the US
Posted on 09/30/2017 3:18:15 PM PDT by Oshkalaboomboom
The bribery trial of senior New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez has it all.
Menendez is facing charges that he sold his US Senate office to a Palm Beach, Fla., eye doctor, his co-defendant Salomon Melgen, for bribes in the form of private jets stocked with Menendezs favorite beverages, a private villa at one of the lushest resorts in the Caribbean, and a Paris hotel suite for which Melgen spent 650,000 American Express points.
The two men met in 1993 when Melgen contributed $500 to Menendezs first House re-election campaign at a South Florida fundraiser his first political contribution. In the decades since, Melgen became a major high-dollar Democratic donor, and when Menendez was appointed to the Senate in 2006, they already had an extraordinarily close relationship.
That relationship allowed Menendez to enjoy a lifestyle far beyond his legitimate income of $174,000. It was a life of luxury funded by one of the largest Medicare frauds in history, a $105 million scheme for which Melgen has already been convicted on 67 counts of fraud in a separate federal trial in Florida.
In return, Menendez allegedly got Melgen visas for his girlfriends, pressured the State Department to deliver a Dominican port-security contract and pressed the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to approve the massive Medicare overbilling scheme that kept the good times rolling.
One of the girlfriends, Rosiell Polanco, was a 22-year-old model when she dated Melgen, who is married and 35 years her senior. She testified that she and her younger sister had been denied visas before Menendezs intervention. Menendez e-mailed his staff: Call ambassador ASAP. They were re-interviewed and approved.
Multiple State Department and Customs and Border Protection officials testified that Menendez demanded they pressure the Dominican government to reinstate a defunct port-security contract
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Hillary was as low as they get. Unfortunately she is a member of “The Club” and that gets you a free get out of jail card.
“Menendez is facing charges that he sold his US Senate office to a Palm Beach, Fla., eye doctor, his co-defendant Salomon Melgen, for bribes in the form of private jets stocked with Menendezs favorite beverages, a private villa at one of the lushest resorts in the Caribbean, “
The jets and the villa were also “stocked” with under age girls for Menendez to sleep with.
The media is showing a remarkable lack of interest in this story.
What happened to Blago would never happen to Menendez, right? Heh heh!
The jets and the villa were also stocked with under age girls for Menendez to sleep with.
No matter how cynical I get, it is never enough to keep up.
I am sure he has condemned racism, so that mere act washes him at least 85% clean.
I am wondering why he was green lit for prosecution.
Didn’t he speak out against an Obama policy a while back?
Was it Iran?
Did he disagree with Obama on Iran?
some things may be worth losing your seat in congress.
They’re all doing it, he just got caught.
Probably because he crossed the Kenyanesian Usurper.
Iran and Cuba.
I think that’s why he was prosecuted.
Hillary was as low as they get.
The clinton foundation criminal enterprise, Lynch meeting with Bill on the tarmac while cankles was under investigation, Comey covering for cankles determined ahead of time there would be no recommendation for prosecution although it was clear she had broken serious laws.
Aw heck; all democrat party politicians at the federal level and likely at the state level and those like Comey who work for them to keep them from being prosecuted.
Lock them all up.
Obama’s White House and Administration will beat that, wanna bet?