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Senator Has Long Ties
to Donor Under Scrutiny

New York Times, by Raymond Hernandez & Frances Robles

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Posted By:StormCnter, 2/1/2013 4:49:03 AM

Dr. Salomon E. Melgen, a wealthy Florida eye surgeon, has always been happy to help out his friend, Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey. (Snip)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. Mr. Menendez, who is chairman of the Senate subcommittee that holds sway over the Dominican Republic, subsequently urged officials in the State and Commerce Departments to intervene so the contract would be enforced, at an estimated value of $500 million.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Trigger2, 2/1/2013 4:57:26 AM     (No. 9151764)

Corrupt, corrupt, corrupt.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: mauiaggie, 2/1/2013 5:13:23 AM     (No. 9151776)

A wonderful random act of journalism in the Times. Kudos to the two reporters who did this piece.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Keekng, 2/1/2013 6:00:49 AM     (No. 9151807)

Menendez, as the saying goes, is toast.
Now the betting will start on how long his jail sentence will be.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: GringoinQuito, 2/1/2013 6:23:50 AM     (No. 9151818)

Not a peep about child prostitutes.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: earlybird, 2/1/2013 9:22:48 AM     (No. 9152096)

As crass as it sounds, the young prostitutes will turn out to be a small paragraph in this major story of corruption. Their relationship was much larger than that.

“Whenever I see Menendez, I see him with this medical doctor,” said Bernardo Vega, a former Dominican ambassador to the United States and now editor of a magazine that has been critical of the port deal.

In Florida political circles, one Miami Democrat explained, it is understood that anyone seeking a federal appointment that requires Mr. Menendez’s blessing should first get Dr. Melgen’s backing.

“If you needed Bob, you had to see Melgen,” said the Democrat, who insisted on anonymity for fear of upsetting party leaders. “Everybody in Miami knew that.”


This guy owns Menendez.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Cor-vet, 2/1/2013 10:33:40 AM     (No. 9152282)

He´ll skate, he´s a democrat!

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Reply 7 - Posted by: M2, 2/1/2013 10:55:11 AM     (No. 9152348)

One would think that at least one Democrat Congressperson would speak out against the rampant corruption in his own Party, if for no other reason than to distance h/himself from what has clearly become the Party of Deception and Lies.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: beca, 2/1/2013 10:57:33 AM     (No. 9152359)

what possessed the SLIMES...oh my

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Reply 9 - Posted by: hillbilly22, 2/1/2013 11:24:19 AM     (No. 9152434)

I missed my bet on the ABC Sunday morning show and that just goes to show you how much ABC and the other mainstream media are in the tank with the democrats. I wait for the democrat with some morals to stand-up for the "right" thing. That is something morally correct.


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Reply 10 - Posted by: peterfleming, 2/1/2013 11:31:52 AM     (No. 9152448)

This wonderfully detailed, rich story of corruption, is just the tip of the iceberg!
Thousands of similar stories flooding Harry Reid filth Congress, maybe even hundreds of thousands of these grim tales of grand theft and privilege, bribery, payoffs, special favors at luxury costs that are never told. Stuff Diane Sawyer won´t touch. It´s madness. And here are two NYTimes kids stepping up to the challenge, within their own corrupt, communistic dying newspaper. Will they be fired, told never to report like that again? Here is the story of a typical tax stolen robbery that needs be told DAILY by every questioning reporter in America. And this amazing story doesn´t include lobbyists or subcontractors.. It´s time for all the Diane Sawyers to confess and help turn America around.


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Reply 11 - Posted by: wexfordcounty, 2/1/2013 12:50:53 PM     (No. 9152606)

To be known forthwith as "Senator Mendacity."

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Reply 12 - Posted by: conservativecal, 2/1/2013 2:33:01 PM     (No. 9152761)

You normally would tend to be optomistic that another corrupt democrat is exposed. OTOH, Sen./Gov. Corzine, who swindled investors out of hundreds of millions is walking around free as a bird and there´s even talk of "rehabilitating" his political career.

Outside of the possible exception of Gov. Christie, New Jersey is an uninhibited den of corruption and my reaction to another one is "so what".

I hate to be a pessimist, but I´ve seen this all before, and it never seems to make a difference.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: K.I.S.S., 2/1/2013 5:51:44 PM     (No. 9153044)

I DON´T GIVE A DAMN ABOUT THE DONER...GET RID OF THIS PERVERT SENATOR...NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Reply 14 - Posted by: privateer, 2/1/2013 7:28:01 PM     (No. 9153166)

This has apparently been going on for a long time, and not very well hidden. So, my question is: what powerful Dimrat has decided Menendez needs to be pushed out of THEIR way? Chelsea for NJ senator? Somebody wants him gone, but who?

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Reply 15 - Posted by: altoona, 2/1/2013 9:42:21 PM     (No. 9153323)

That´s the ticket, #14. A Dem wants him gone.

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