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Federal Prosecutors Allege Menendez Took Bribes Since 2006

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August 31,2017

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Ridgewood NJ, according to federal prosecutors and court documents filed, Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez allegedly starting taking bribes from a wealthy donor Salomon Melgen shortly after he entered the Senate in 2006!

“The Government’s evidence at trial will demonstrate that, over time, the defendants’ bribery scheme grew in magnitude and breadth.  The jury will hear testimony from a variety of individuals who witnessed the scheme unfold, including guests and pilots who were present for the lavish vacations Melgen furnished for Menendez, public officials that Menendez pressured on Melgen’s behalf, and Menendez staffers who helped carry out Menendez’s advocacy.  In addition, the jury will see evidence of the defendants’ corrupt bargain in scores of contemporaneous communications between the defendants, their agents, and the officials they endeavored to influence, as well as records spanning everything from flight manifests and hotel bills to credit ”

Menendez’s bribery and corruption trial is set to begin next week. Justice Department prosecutors filed a new document Wednesday laying out their case against the New Jersey senator, as well as Dr. Salomon Melgen, his alleged co-conspirator. Melgen has already been convicted in a separate case of bilking Medicare but has not been sentenced yet.

5 thoughts on “Federal Prosecutors Allege Menendez Took Bribes Since 2006

  1. April 1, 2015 indictment
    Plenty of legal gamesmanship since then, but finally he will be brought to justice.

  2. You know what they all got some kind of kickback one way or another no one’s going to stop it, You may control it. But it’s never going to stop.

  3. Yes
    Look at Paterson.
    Bill Pascrell has been the congressman there for what 30-35 years?
    Hundreds of millions of federal dollars have flowed into Paterson during that time and yet there are no curbs, sidewalks or street signs never mind any kind of economic development stimulus.
    It’s like when the casino manager in the movie Oceans 11 says “but what happened to all that money?”
    Massive construction contracts issued and the money just evaporates.

  4. Thanks Bob, if you’re found guilty Christie will appoint a Republican to fill your seat and we are dead.

  5. Here fixed that fer ya
    Thanks Bob, if you’re found guilty Christie will appoint a Republican to fill your seat and we are dead saved.

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