corzine was also a senator from the Garden state. Looking farther back we have another illustrious dem NJ Senator Harrison Williams caught up in Abscam.
and who can forget the 60’s life expose on NJ dem congressman Gallagher who life alleged had to have a body removed from his basement.
Interesting that the same WNBC reporter that brought down Torricelli---Jonothan Dienst---is now reporting on the Menendez case.
THE STORY THUS FAR Menendez is the lead legislator in Obama's effort to get amnesty passed. So when this crowd says "amnesty is for the children," they know something we don't know.
BACKTORY Rumors surfaced November 2012 that the Dominican-born eye doctor, Salomon Melgen, provided underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic for Sen Robert Menendez, a favor that appeared to be lagniappe----on top of large campaign contributions to Menendez. NOTE WELL It is not uncommon for favor-seekers to provide hook-ups for sex-starved pols--- as a quid pro quo. So the obvious question is, "What did Menendez do for Melgen? Here's the answer. Ace investigative reporters conducted extensive reviews of publicly-available documents that link the two, and recorded the unusual actions Menendez made on behalf of Meglen's port security company, known as ICSSI.
A New York Times story reported how Menendez sought to help ICSSI "in ways that could bring the doctor (and others) a highly lucrative windfall." Two years ago, Dr. Melgen, despite an apparent lack of experience in border security issues, bought an ownership interest in a company that had a long-dormant contract with the Dominican Republic to provide port security.
Menendez, who is chairman of the Senate subcommittee that holds sway over the Dominican Republic, subsequently urged officials in the US State and Commerce Depts to intervene so that the contract would be enforced, at an estimated value of $500 million. Menendez used govt resources, govt authority and his privileged position to convene a special hearing on the port matter---he was the only Senator present but the hearing had the full force of the US govt.
Menendez dragged Obama administration officials up to the Hill for questioning---pressuring the officials about why the port deal had not gone through. The New York Times quotes Menendez at the hearing: "You have another company that has American investors that is seeking to - has a contract actually given to it by the - kind of ratified by the Dominican Congress to do X-ray of all of the cargo that goes through the ports, which have been problematic and for which in the past narcotics have been included in those cargo," the senator said.
Casa de Campo where US pols play hide and seek under the sheets w/ the local kids.
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY: Have you asked your Senator/Cong/legislator if THEY'VE ever spent time at Casa de Campo resort in the Dominican Republic?