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Title: FBI Investigating Dem Senator Menendez For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 26, 2013, 04:27:30 pm
http://www.humanevents.com/2013/01/25/fbi-reportedly-investigating-top-dem-senator-for-sex-with-underage-dominican-hookers/
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Now we find out that the FBI has been investigating top Democratic Senator Bob Menendez for having sex with underage Dominican hookers

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Barack Obama, former Dem Governor Jon Corzine and Senator Bob Menendez
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 The Daily Mail reported:
 
Documents published online for the first time Thursday indicate that the FBI opened an inquiry into New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez on August 1, 2012, focusing on repeated trips he took to the Dominican Republic with longtime campaign contributor and Miami eye doctor Salomon Melgen. TheDC reported in November that Menendez purchased the service of prostitutes in that Caribbean nation at a series of alcohol-fueled sex parties.

http://viralread.com/2013/01/25/melgen-donates-nearly-200k-to-dems/
Dr. Salomon Melgen Donates Nearly $200K to Dems

Dr. Salomon Melgen, now currently under investigation by the FBI alongside Sen. Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey) for their alleged activities with underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic, is no stranger to both current and former Democrat Senators -
 
FEC records show that “America’s Most Compassionate Doctor” has donated over $193,000 in support of Democrats in the Senate and other Congressional candidates, and PACs.

Melgen contributed to some very notable campaigns including:
 
Hillary Clinton for President
Sen. Charles Schumer (D-NY)
Sen. Chris Dodd (D-CT)
Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL)
Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ)
Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz

http://www.voxxi.com/dr-salomon-melgen-recognized-with-life-time-achievement-award/
Dr. Salomon Melgen received lifetime achievement award
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National Hispanic leader and philanthropist, Dr. Salomon Melgen received the ”Lifetime Honorary Member Award,” from the Dominican Healthcare Association of Florida, during the fundraiser Gala “Noche en Honor al Médico Dominicano” at the historic Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables, Fla., Friday night.
 
VOXXI chairman and co-Founder, Melgen was honored on the basis of  his professional achievements, personal contribution to the association and  service to the community at large.
 
“The journey to get here tonight has not been an easy one.  When I came to the United States from the Dominican Republic, I faced many challenges. I did not speak the language and I was also discriminated against for being Hispanic,” said Melgen, during his acceptance speech. “But when one door closes, another one opens. We must learn how to fight and be persistent. It is the only secret to success in life.”
 
And success he’s had in everything he’s set his mind and heart to.

Soon after completing his training at Harvard University in 1986, Melgen, who was born and raised in Dominican Republic and experienced first hand the struggles of being an immigrant, became the first surgeon to perform outpatient retina surgery in South Florida, and became a pioneer in laser therapy.
 
In 1988, the doctor founded Vitreo Retinal Consultants, which at the time was affiliated to  Harvard Medical School’s Schepens Eye Research Institute (the largest independent eye research institute in the United States). Together they conducted successful research leading to the use of the Scanning Laser Ophthalmoscope (SLO), which became the basis of the development of instruments that are currently utilized to diagnose and treat retina-related diseases.
 
“He’s well recognized not only in Florida, but in the whole country for his treatments for eye diseases,” said Daisy J. Baez, founder and executive director of the Dominican Health Care Association, who added that, with the award, they wanted to recognize Melgen’s significant contributions to the medical profession as well as express gratitude for his support to the association.
 
“Dr. Melgen attended our very first meeting,” Baez said. “He listened to our ideas and provided encouragement, feedback and guidance. He made us believe our cause was worthy and his input has been always very valuable.”
 
Patient’s interests at heart
 
Beyond his pioneering work in the medical field, what sets Melgen apart from most other doctors is that he places the patient’s interest at heart, which has earned him four times the award as one of the United States’ most compassionate doctors.


http://dailycaller.com/2013/01/25/emails-show-fbi-investigating-sen-bob-menendez-for-sleeping-with-underage-dominican-prostitutes/

Emails show FBI investigating Sen. Bob Menendez for sleeping with underage Dominican prostitutes
 01/25/2013

Documents published online for the first time Thursday indicate that the FBI opened an inquiry into New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez on August 1, 2012, focusing on repeated trips he took to the Dominican Republic with longtime campaign contributor and Miami eye doctor Salomon Melgen. TheDC reported in November that Menendez purchased the service of prostitutes in that Caribbean nation at a series of alcohol-fueled sex parties.
 
The documents, which The Daily Caller had obtained hours earlier from an anonymous source, also indicate that Carrie Levine, research director at Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), was alerted on April 9, 2012 to Menendez’s habit of paying for sex while outside the United States
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http://dailycaller.com/2013/01/25/emails-show-fbi-investigating-sen-bob-menendez-for-sleeping-with-underage-dominican-prostitutes/2/

Emails show FBI investigating Sen. Bob Menendez for sleeping with underage Dominican prostitutes
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With an interviewer asking her to identify a photograph of Menendez, the unnamed woman replies, “I don’t need to look again. I’m quite sure this is Bob Menendez, the friend of Salomon Melgen I had sexual relations with. I had sexual relations with him several times and I can’t forget his face.”
 
“I actually met him as Bob,” she says in the transcript. “Then I knew who he was, that he’s a Senator in the United States and that his name is Bob Menendez.”
 
Asked how often she had sex with the senator, she replies, “In 2009 I saw Bob three times at least. The first one in February, and then in May and June. I recall his visit in June so well because that month was my 17th birthday. Then we met twice one in May 2010 and then in December 2011. … I was underage when I met him. But I can’t say for sure whether he knew it or not.”

She is identified in the transcript as “young participant #2.”
 
The age of consent in the Dominican Republic is 18.

The PROTECT Act, a U.S. law passed in 2003, made it a federal crime for Americans to engage in sex for money with anyone under 18, even in countries where the age of consent is lower.
 
CREW executive director Melanie Sloan told TheDC on Thursday evening that her organization shared the allegations it received with federal law enforcement
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Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: larsonstdoc on January 26, 2013, 04:38:17 pm


  Shameless---a 58 year old having sex with teenagers. 

  He must have ticked off some of his handlers--Luciferian NWO Scum in DC and London.
Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 26, 2013, 04:42:33 pm
https://thedaleygator.wordpress.com/tag/democrat/
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But it's OK - I'm a Democrat sex felon ...
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Information made available to Schwartz and Levine at that time included allegations that some of Menendez’s prostitutes were as young as 16.

The source also alleged that Sen. Menendez was taking “non-authorized trips” to the Dominican Republic, suggesting that he may have been evading Senate Ethics committee rules covering disclosures when third parties pay for a senator’s travel. (RELATED: NRSC says Menendez may have broken Senate ethics rules, federal campaign finance laws)
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Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: larsonstdoc on January 26, 2013, 04:50:36 pm


  Menendez may have broken ethics rules.  Hilarious to even think that the US Senate has ethics rules.
Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: larsonstdoc on January 26, 2013, 04:53:44 pm
  

                                     We are ruled by the worst of psychopaths and narcissists.


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Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: JT Coyoté on January 26, 2013, 05:02:40 pm

  Shameless---a 58 year old having sex with teenagers.  

  He must have ticked off some of his handlers--Luciferian NWO Scum in DC and London.

No Doc... likely he didn't "tick off his handlers" rather he drew the short straw...

He may have been getting ready to spill some beans, but maybe not... In any case this is why virtually everyone who climbs to high position in this "gangsta" power structure has to do something heinous for their "leaders"... a gang initiation if you will. Just try to imagine the crap Obama, Corzine, Feinstein and Biden have done...

This is more likely a "take the heat off" ploy... there will be several more over the next few weeks in the run up to the big false flag... beware the Ides of March...

Oldyoti

"Liberty cannot be preserved without a general
knowledge among the people, who have...a right,
an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine
right to that most dreaded and envied kind of
knowledge, I mean the character and conduct of
their rulers."
~John Adams December 27, 1816
Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: Monkeypox on January 26, 2013, 05:08:26 pm
I'm sure this is perfectly normal in DC...he just got caught - or pissed someone off.
Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: JT Coyoté on January 26, 2013, 05:47:02 pm
I'm sure this is perfectly normal in DC...he just got caught - or pissed someone off.

Nothing like a seedy sex scandal to take the heat off the gun-grabbers...

Oldyoti

"All sober inquirers after truth, ancient
and modern, pagan and Christian, have
declared that the happiness of man, as
well as his dignity, consists in virtue."

~John Adams, "Thoughts on Government" 1776
Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: larsonstdoc on January 26, 2013, 06:24:23 pm
No Doc... likely he didn't "tick off his handlers" rather he drew the short straw...

He may have been getting ready to spill some beans, but maybe not... In any case this is why virtually everyone who climbs to high position in this "gangsta" power structure has to do something heinous for their "leaders"... a gang initiation if you will. Just try to imagine the crap Obama, Corzine, Feinstein and Biden have done...

This is more likely a "take the heat off" ploy... there will be several more over the next few weeks in the run up to the big false flag... beware the Ides of March...

Oldyoti

"Liberty cannot be preserved without a general
knowledge among the people, who have...a right,
an indisputable, unalienable, indefeasible, divine
right to that most dreaded and envied kind of
knowledge, I mean the character and conduct of
their rulers."
~John Adams December 27, 1816


  I pray that a FF doesn't occur.  As is every year, they talk about the Super Bowl---Sunday, the 3rd.

  Have you seen these trailers JT?  RIGHT THERE FOR OUR EYES.

     Tom Cruise and the Super Bowl---OBLIVION
     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_PBWtV1kRI

     DC and the White House being destroyed---OLYMPUS HAS FALLEN
     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ar-IaAx7s8k
 
     World War Z
     http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5hGI_IBFwoY

 
Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: ScipioAfricanus on January 26, 2013, 06:36:40 pm
the DR is a know tourist sex hot spot, along with Cuba, Thailand and Indonesia.
Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: chris jones on January 26, 2013, 06:43:03 pm

  Shameless---a 58 year old having sex with teenagers. 

  He must have ticked off some of his handlers--Luciferian NWO Scum in DC and London.
Hey Larson, there ya go,* hammer hits the nail. He stepped out of line with the big dogs.
Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 26, 2013, 06:54:54 pm
the DR is a know tourist sex hot spot, along with Cuba, Thailand and Indonesia.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C2hr1BGfwys

http://dr1.com/articles/prostitution_1.shtml
Dominican Republic Prostitution
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Bringing a girl back to his hotel is usually not a problem for a tourist as most hotels allow guests. The hotels policy generally is to make sure the girl has a “cedula”. This is the national identity document that states that the girl is over 18 years of age. It is common practice for the hotel to take the cedula and return it to the girl when she leaves. This way, if there is any problem while the girl is there such as an allegation that valuables are missing, the hotel can take the girl’s cedula and go directly to the police.
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Some women in the more affluent areas of the country work as prostitutes in a different manner. They are what are known as “beeper chicas” and cater to more affluent Dominican males. Their clients are generally doctors, lawyers, businessmen, etc. What these girls generally do is enroll in a university and take classes to give the false impression that they are interested in getting an education and mask the fact that they are hookers. However, they are always on call to their affluent Dominican clients. Once “beeped”, she will usually meet a client in an upscale motel and he will pay a generous amount of money to have sex with her. Some of these girls are actual models and model for well known companies. However, they will make quite a bit of money on the side as “beeper chicas”.

Obviously, a big health risk for prostitutes is the possibility of contracting STDs. The HIV rate among prostitutes is naturally higher than among the general population. Additionally, diseases such as Chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, trichomoniasis, syphilis and others are common. Unfortunately, some of these prostitutes are not educated in the use of condoms. Therefore, it is very possible that a prostitute may contract one or more STDs and pass it on.

Prostitution is technically legal in the Dominican Republic. It is illegal however for a third party (pimp) to have any involvement. In an effort for police to counteract the problem in tourist areas, they will generally arrest any girl who appears to be a prostitute and is walking on the street after dark for loitering. To avoid arrest, the girls simply take a motoconcho taxi directly to the discos and operate from there. If they leave with a client, they will ask him to provide them with the motoconcho fare back to the disco or for him to walk her back himself. If the girl is being escorted down the street by a man, the police will leave her alone. If a prostitute is arrested for loitering, she may spend several days in jail and will generally have to pay the police to be released. She might get this money from a family member, a boyfriend or more likely, another prostitute. Then immediately upon release, she will resume the life she knows.
Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: larsonstdoc on January 26, 2013, 06:59:54 pm
the DR is a know tourist sex hot spot, along with Cuba, Thailand and Indonesia.

  Yes, I have heard of these sex perverts traveling the world to have sex with kids.  Sickos, all of them.
Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: chris jones on January 26, 2013, 07:08:11 pm
  Federal Bureau of Investigation. Some of these guys are dedicated, especialy so agents assigned to bank robery, mass murderers, etc.
Can't knock em all, can we. However we can single out superiors who coordinte the teams assigned to carry out their orders knowing its all politicial, and ultimelty protecting the true power. They have their LIL teams who are devoted, loyal NWO sucklings.
 These guys are humans who have decided they can't fight the trend, do your job and play ball, wait for retitement or climb the ladder.
 Just take a close look at Eric the Holder and give a thought!
 He got caught, my arese, he was targeted, they have ears and eyews everywhere, he mucked up, stepped on the wrong toes or was loose lipped, just my oppinion.
  Not to say he isnt a parasite.
Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 26, 2013, 07:31:08 pm
  Yes, I have heard of these sex perverts traveling the world to have sex with kids.  Sickos, all of them.

http://www.thesmokinggun.com/documents/crime/rush-limbaughs-dominican-stag-party
Rush Limbaugh's Dominican Stag Party - Jul 6, 2006

29 Viagra pills, two "24" producers among radio star's all-male crew

Limbaugh returned to Palm Beach, Florida on June 26 with Joel Surnow, "24"'s co-creator and executive producer and Howard Gordon, another of the Fox hit's executive producers (Hollywood agent Jeffrey Benson was also part of the Limbaugh quintet).

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.php?az=view_all&address=389x5196381
In 2006, Rush was stopped at an airport en route home from the Dominican Republic because he was in illegal possession of the drug Viagra, for which he did not have a prescription
Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: larsonstdoc on January 26, 2013, 07:41:23 pm
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Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 26, 2013, 07:54:29 pm
Talk about the ugly american's

  Yes, I have heard of these sex perverts traveling the world to have sex with kids.  Sickos, all of them.


http://wonkette.com/439447/fbi-file-ted-kennedy-had-secret-sex-parties-rented-out-brothel
THE GOOD OLD DAYS  2:30 pm February 28, 2011

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FBI File: Ted Kennedy Had Secret Sex Parties, Rented Out Brothel

Ted Kennedy is dead, so we are now able to look at his (albeit very redacted) FBI files to see some of the very Kennedy sorts of things he did over the years.

For example: An ambassador’s ex-wife said he and his brothers had sex parties with Frank Sinatra, Sammy Davis Jr. and Marilyn Monroe at a New York hotel.

Also: He rented out an entire brothel in South America for one night in the 1960s, where he was meeting with various Reds and other leftist people part of the giving-people-access-to-health care conspiracy.

Still, even when Teddy was renting out brothels for himself, he was a man of the people: “Kennedy allegedly invited one of the Embassy chauffeurs to participate in the night’s activities.” What a kind man.

This was all obtained from the FBI by the right-wing Judicial Watch, an organization that apparently hates sex and fun:
 
“The FBI’s reluctance to follow the law and release this material shows that it, too, is not above politics.

Our tough fight with the Obama administration shows that it was not keen on letting the American people know that Ted Kennedy, one of Obama’s leftist politician heroes, liked to hang out with communists and prostitutes,” said Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton.

“We will continue to investigate why the FBI improperly chose to keep this information secret.”
 
If it was kept secret, it wouldn’t be a secret sex party, duh. It would just be a sex party, which sounds gross.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/02/28/ted-kennedy-sought-to-ren_n_829290.html
Ted Kennedy Sought To Rent Brothel: 1961 Memo

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WASHINGTON — An FBI file contends that a young Edward M. Kennedy arranged to rent a brothel for a night while visiting Chile in 1961, a year before he was elected to the Senate.

The previously redacted State Department memo, dated Dec. 28, 1961, was released by Judicial Watch, a Washington-based organization that said it obtained it through a Freedom of Information lawsuit.

According to the memo, the Massachusetts Democrat made arrangements to rent the brothel "for an entire night" in Santiago earlier in 1961. "Kennedy allegedly invited one of the Embassy chauffeurs to participate in the night's activities," according to the memo.

One State Department official described Kennedy as "pompous and a spoiled brat," according to the memo. Kennedy was making a fact-finding trip to several Latin American countries. "Kennedy met with a number of individuals known to have communist sympathies," the memo said.
Kennedy was a 29-year-old assistant district attorney in Boston at the time of the trip. He was elected to the Senate in 1962 and served more than four decades until his death in 2009.
Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: TahoeBlue on January 30, 2013, 11:44:36 am
Oh now they're cleaning up evidence of the eye doctor procurer (and probably a Dem money BUNDLER ).... Melgen

i love how he says he was discriminated ... I only wish i could get discriminated into Harvard med school. Did he procure DR girls as a way of earning his way thru college?



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“The journey to get here tonight has not been an easy one.  When I came to the United States from the Dominican Republic, I faced many challenges. I did not speak the language and I was also discriminated against for being Hispanic,” said Melgen, during his acceptance speech. “But when one door closes, another one opens. We must learn how to fight and be persistent. It is the only secret to success in life.”

http://dailycaller.com/2013/01/30/fbi-raids-office-of-donor-linked-to-sen-bob-menendez-prostitute-scandal/
FBI raids Florida eye clinic of donor linked to Sen. Bob Menendez’s prostitution scandal
 1:10 AM 01/30/2013

FBI agents have raided the West Palm Beach, Fla. eye clinic owned by Dr. Salomon Melgen, the wealthy donor to New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez who allegedly procured prostitutes for him — some of them as young as 16 — during trips to the Dominican Republic.
 
The Miami Herald reported that federal agents lined up vans outside the Melgen Eye Center late Tuesday night to haul away evidence in the case.

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http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/01/29/3207543/fbi-raids-west-palm-beach-office.html
FBI raids West Palm Beach office of doctor tied to U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez

Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: TahoeBlue on February 01, 2013, 12:28:15 pm
They seem to want to get rid of the New Jersey Senator over what? Corzine?? How did a junior Senator get on the high end senate committees? Unless he had tight connections and now he's out with them

http://www.menendez.senate.gov/biography/
Bob was sworn in to the Senate on January 18, 2006, having been appointed by New Jersey Governor Jon Corzine to fill the remainder of his term. Later that year, New Jerseyans elected Bob to serve a full six-year term as United States Senator.

He currently serves on the Senate Committees on Finance; Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs; and Foreign Relations. Bob is also the Chairman of the Banking Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation and Community Development; and the Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps, and Global Narcotics Affairs.


http://www.menendez.senate.gov/

(http://menendez.senate.gov/imo/media/image/hurricane.png)

As New Jersey continues on its long road to recovery from Hurricane Sandy, Senator Menendez will continue working to secure the resources needed to help New Jersey rebuild. Working together, at all levels of government, New Jersey will emerge stronger than ever. Click Here for photos from Senator Menendez's tour of storm damage.


http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-34222_162-57567120-10391739/senate-ethics-committee-investigating-menendez/

February 1, 2013, 10:54 AM

Senate Ethics Committee investigating Menendez


The Senate Ethics Committee is reviewing whether Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., inappropriately accepted gifts from a political donor who is under investigation by federal investigators.
 

"We are aware of the news reports regarding the FBI raid on Dr. Melgen's office," Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., the top Republican on the ethics committee, said to CBS News in a statement. "The Ethics Committee will follow its established procedures in this matter."
...
Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: TahoeBlue on February 01, 2013, 02:16:55 pm

http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/280381-reid-fends-off-questions-about-menendez
Reid fends off questions about Menendez allegations
By Alexander Bolton - 01/31/13

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) fended off questions about Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) at a press conference about immigration reform
...

Reid defended the Menendez as a “friend” and “outstanding senator” but declined to discuss any details he may have had with the New Jersey lawmaker about media reports of allegations that he had sex with prostitutes in the Dominican Republic.
 
“First of all, Bob Menendez is my friend. He’s an outstanding senator. Any questions in this regard, direct to him. I don’t know anything about it,” Reid said.
...


youtube - Whorehouse Harry: Senator Reid's first campaign funded by brothel owner  (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WAupJS45BeU)

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sen-harry-reid/the-good-fight_b_99228.html
Sen. Harry Reid.
Senate Majority Leader
 Posted: April 30, 2008 10:10 AM
The Good Fight
...
I come from a mining town.

But by the time I came along - December 2, 1939 - the leading industry in my hometown of Searchlight, Nevada, was no longer mining, it was prostitution. I don't exaggerate. There was a local law that said you could not have a house of prostitution or a place that served alcohol within so many feet of a school. Once, when it was determined that one of the clubs was in violation of this law, they moved the school.

As a boy, I learned to swim at a whorehouse. Nobody in town had ever seen such a fancy inground tiled pool in their lives as the pool at the El Rey. Or any pool at all, for that matter. At least nobody that we knew. The El Ray was the main bordello when I was growing up in Searchlight. Every Thursday afternoon, the whoremonger in town, a kindly bear of a man by the name of Willie Martello, would ask the girls who worked the El Rey to clear out, and he'd invite the children in town, usually no more than a dozen of so at a time, to swim in his pool. And we would live the life of Riley for a couple of hours, splashing in the azure blue of that whorehouse pool. This was a rare luxury in a hard town. When I was coming up, there were several other brothels in Searchlight - the Crystal Club, Searchlight Casino, Sandy's - thirteen in all, and no churches to be found.
...
Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: larsonstdoc on February 01, 2013, 03:40:53 pm
http://thehill.com/homenews/senate/280381-reid-fends-off-questions-about-menendez
house Harry: Senator Reid's first campaign funded by brothel owner [/url]

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sen-harry-reid/the-good-fight_b_99228.html
Sen. Harry Reid.
Senate Majority Leader
 Posted: April 30, 2008 10:10 AM
The Good Fight
...
I come from a mining town.

But by the time I came along - December 2, 1939 - the leading industry in my hometown of Searchlight, Nevada, was no longer mining, it was prostitution. I don't exaggerate. There was a local law that said you could not have a house of prostitution or a place that served alcohol within so many feet of a school. Once, when it was determined that one of the clubs was in violation of this law, they moved the school.

As a boy, I learned to swim at a whorehouse. Nobody in town had ever seen such a fancy inground tiled pool in their lives as the pool at the El Rey. Or any pool at all, for that matter. At least nobody that we knew. The El Ray was the main bordello when I was growing up in Searchlight. Every Thursday afternoon, the whoremonger in town, a kindly bear of a man by the name of Willie Martello, would ask the girls who worked the El Rey to clear out, and he'd invite the children in town, usually no more than a dozen of so at a time, to swim in his pool. And we would live the life of Riley for a couple of hours, splashing in the azure blue of that whorehouse pool. This was a rare luxury in a hard town. When I was coming up, there were several other brothels in Searchlight - the Crystal Club, Searchlight Casino, Sandy's - thirteen in all, and no churches to be found.
...

  Story hour with Harry Reid.

  Make us laugh Harry Reid.

  What's this got to do with Menendez?

  If guilty, shouldn't Menendez be categorized as a sex offender?
Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: chris jones on February 01, 2013, 06:36:28 pm
The more they have on a POL the less chance of him spilling his guts.
  I had a boss who couldn't find his backside with both hands, I asked him "How the muck did you ever get to be management"
 He didn't look at me but said with a grin, he saw one of the big dogs scre***ING A GOOSE,  I resigned shortly after.
 This post has brought back that memory.  He was smiling but couldn't look at me, kinda like he just had the goods on some high mucker leverage.
 The FBI all of a sudden found this out, YUP OK (3 bags full). These sucklings are paying for ever step up that ladder, they are expendable if they should stray from the pack.
Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: larsonstdoc on February 04, 2013, 06:16:38 pm
http://www.politico.com/story/2013/02/bob-menendez-denies-prostitute-smears-87168.html

  RULE #1 FOR LIBERALS---If you are in trouble, always try to blame right wingers for your troubles.


Robert Menendez denies prostitute ‘smears’

By KEVIN ROBILLARD | 2/4/13 6:34 PM EST
Sen. Robert Menendez denounced allegations that he had flown to the Dominican Republic to solicit prostitutes as “smears” from “right-wing blogs” Monday, his first comments on the lurid accusations.

“The smears, the smears that right-wing blogs have been pushing since the election,” the New Jersey Democrat told CNN. “That is totally unsubstantiated. It’s amazing to me that anonymous, nameless, faceless individuals on a website can drive that kind of story into the mainstream. But that’s what they’ve done successfully. Now, nobody can find them, no one ever met them, nobody ever talked to them, but that’s where we’re at. The bottom line is all of those smears are absolutely false, and that’s the bottom line.”


In November, shortly before Menendez stood for reelection, The Daily Caller, a conservative website, published an article alleging Menendez had flown to the Dominican Republic to sleep with prostitutes, some of whom were underage. One of the alleged prostitutes told Univision earlier Monday she had never met or seen Menendez.
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Post by: TahoeBlue on February 05, 2013, 01:29:11 pm
Seems like the WeinerGate exposure... It's Ok to be a Democrat sex tourist...
When caught deny deny deny ... oh has the FBI got cold feet now?


http://newsbusters.org/blogs/noel-sheppard/2013/01/27/abc-gives-sen-menendez-six-minute-interview-no-questions-about-fbis-h
ABC Gives Sen. Menendez Six Minute Interview With No Questions About FBI's Hooker Investigation
By Noel Sheppard | January 27, 2013 | 13:16
 
On Friday it was revealed that the FBI is investigating Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) for allegedly sleeping with underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic.
 
Despite this, when Menendez was given a six-minute interview with Martha Raddatz on ABC's This Week Sunday, he was not asked one question about the investigation or the allegations
...

http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2013/01/31/2002-email-links-sen-bob-menendez-to-young-prostitutes/

http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/05/robert-menendez-denies-prostitute-allegations
Robert Menendez denies prostitute trip allegations

New Jersey senator accused of paying for sex in Dominican Republic says allegations are part of a smear campaign

A prominent Dominican lawyer who has been accused of hosting outings on his yacht in which a New Jersey senator used the services of prostitutes strongly denied the allegations on Monday and said he would seek a criminal investigation into the source of the reports.

Senator Robert Menendez also issued his own denial of the allegations from Washington, calling them "smears."
...
The FBI has declined to say why it searched Melgen's office or whether he is under investigation.
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Post by: TahoeBlue on February 06, 2013, 06:06:37 pm
http://theothermccain.com/2013/02/04/hookergate-miami-herald-confirms-elements-of-menendez-prostitute-story/
HookerGate: Miami Herald Confirms Elements of Menendez Prostitute Story

Posted on | February 4, 2013 | 12 Comments and 5 Reactions

The shadowy (and probably pseudonymous) tipster “Peter Williams” gave specific details about the prostitutes who were allegedly provided to New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez in the Dominican Republic. Two Miami Herald reporters, Kathleen McGrory and Melissa Sanchez, traveled to Santo Domingo to check out the story and, while they were unable to locate the prostitutes, they were able to confirm certain details:

Shreds of evidence in Santo Domingo show that, at the very least, the women Williams described exist.
 Take an apartment in Santo Domingo’s upscale Gazcue neighborhood that Williams said was used for sexual liaisons.

In April emails to  a watchdog group, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington, Williams alleged that Dr. Salomon Melgen, a friend and major campaign donor to Menendez, rented a unit for a Brazilian prostitute named Maria and a Colombian prostitute named Geraldine.

 The apartment exists. When reached by phone, the landlady said that two young women named Geraldine and Maria had indeed lived there last year, and said the nationalities matched.

 However, the landlady, who declined to be named, did not believe the women to be prostitutes — she said she thought they were beautiful foreign exchange students — and had never heard of Menendez or Melgen visiting the apartment. But she complained that the women had nearly destroyed the unit, even leaving the wallpaper torn up when they abandoned the apartment last year.

“They behaved very badly,” she said. The apartment has since been rented to others and is now back on the market for $1,000 a month.

You can read the whole thing. The details confirmed by the two Miami Herald reporters are important because — as anyone with experience chasing this kind of story would tell you — if the story were totally bogus, basic facts like names and addresses wouldn’t check out.
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http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/02/03/The-Mystery-Flight-of-Bob-Menendez

This is highly interesting, because on Jan. 4, Menendez paid back Dr. Melgen $58,500 for three flights, but this (alleged) Easter weekend trip wasn’t one of those, and it was during the Easter weekend trip that one of the sex parties (allegedly) took place.
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Post by: larsonstdoc on February 06, 2013, 09:13:12 pm


  Call me a conspiracy theorist but I THINK MENENDEZ AND HIS HANDLERS ARE SHOVELING MONEY TO THESE YOUNG GIRLS NOW.  TODAY IS WHEN THE TEENAGERS ARE MAKING REAL MONEY FOR THE SENATOR'S GOOD TIMES IN THE PAST.
Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: TahoeBlue on February 11, 2013, 04:32:19 pm
Geez are these guys in charge of the drug shipments TOO?  Hookers and Coke and Dope Inc.

They obviously want to control the screening of DR shipments to the US for SOME REASON HMMMMM... what could it be?


http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/11/us/politics/menendez-discouraged-giving-port-security-equipment-to-dominicans.html?_r=1&
Menendez Backed Donor on Port Security Plan
By ERIC LIPTON and WILLIAM K. RASHBAUM
Published: February 10, 2013

WASHINGTON — Senator Robert Menendez sought to discourage any plan by the United States government to donate port security equipment to the Dominican Republic, citing concern that the advanced screening gear might undermine efforts by a private company — run by a major campaign contributor and friend of his — to do the work.

...
Mr. Menendez has broadly rejected any suggestion that his official actions have been driven by an effort to favor Dr. Melgen, a wealthy Florida ophthalmologist who has repeatedly flown the senator on his private plane and has donated hundreds of thousands of dollars to support Democrats in the Senate as well as Mr. Menendez’s re-election campaign.

“Nobody has bought me, No. 1. Nobody. Never,” Mr. Menendez said in an interview late last week with Univision, the Spanish-language news station. “In the 20 years that I have been in Congress, never has it been suggested that this could even be possible.”

The relationship between Dr. Melgen and the New Jersey senator has drawn scrutiny in recent weeks as Mr. Menendez, a Democrat, has taken over the chairmanship of the powerful Foreign Relations Committee.
...
But the questions about the port security contract are potentially more troubling for Mr. Menendez, who is already facing questions over his fitness for the Foreign Relations Committee chairmanship, because the contract involved a foreign policy concern: curbing the flow of cocaine to the United States from the Dominican Republic.


http://www.mahalo.com/opium/
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Mr. Menendez and Dr. Melgen have been friends since the 1990s, around the time Mr. Menendez was first elected to the House of Representatives and began regularly visiting the Dominican Republic, where Dr. Melgen has a home in Casa de Campo, a gated oceanfront resort where houses cost as much as $20 million.
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In 2006, the Department of Homeland Security donated to the Dominican Republic one X-ray scanning device, which is used at Multimodal Caucedo, one of its largest ports, where Dominican inspectors worked alongside representatives from the United States government to scan more than 1,700 containers last year. Nearly 5,000 pounds of cocaine was found hidden in a cargo container of peaches in the first week the equipment went into operation.
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In February 2006, just as Mr. Menendez was beginning his push to require screening of all ship containers headed to the United States, Dr. Melgen began negotiations to buy a small company that had a longstanding contract to do such inspections in the Dominican Republic.

His plan was to provide his own X-ray equipment, purchased with private funds, and then charge the Dominican government to do the inspections
...
Abinader Fortunato, a spokesman for the Dominican customs agency, said late last week that Dr. Melgen’s contract wrongly leaves screening in the hands of a private company and not a state agency
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Post by: TahoeBlue on February 15, 2013, 01:14:26 pm
More hearsay evidence but the model is from court records. How is Melgen floating in money?...:

http://dailycaller.com/2012/11/05/dominican-government-official-sen-bob-menendez-a-frequent-guest-at-sex-hookers-and-drinking-parties/

Dominican government official: Sen. Bob Menendez a frequent guest at ‘sex, hookers and drinking’ parties

A high-level government official from the Dominican Republic told The Daily Caller that New Jersey Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez and wealthy campaign donor Dr. Salomon Melgen have been having sex parties on the Caribbean nation for years.
 
“As far as Bob Menendez is concerned he has a very good life there,” the official said during an in-person interview with TheDC. “He likes sexual things.”

The source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he fears retribution from powerful people connected to Menendez and Melgen, has direct knowledge of the goings-on at Melgen’s private villa in the luxurious Dominican Casa de Campo resort. He said Menendez travels with Melgen to the property at least three times per year.


http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/02/13/Menendez-friend-We-spend-every-Easter-together-in-Casa-de-Campo
Menendez Friend: 'We Spend Every Easter Together' in Dominican Republic
13 Feb 2013

A friend of New Jersey Democratic Senator Bob Menendez and Democratic Party mega-donor Dr. Salomon Melgen may have mistakenly confirmed more details of the senator’s alleged wrongdoing.
 
On Monday, Dominican Republic lawyer and politician Vinicio Castillo Seman confirmed that Menendez was at the posh Casa de Campo resort on Easter last year.
 
“I’ve known Menendez as a friend and of my cousin Salomon Melgen,” Castillo said, according to the news outlet Dominican Today. “No one has come forward on the allegations and evil accusations, we spend every Easter together in Casa de Campo.”
 
Menendez is currently under investigation by the Senate Ethics Committee for his relationship with Melgen.


http://dailycaller.com/2013/02/12/court-documents-menendez-donor-leased-oceanfront-condo-for-alleged-prostitute/

Court records show that Salomon Melgen, the longtime Democratic donor linked to New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, provided an oceanfront condominium to a Ukranian model at the center of prostitution allegations lodged against both men.

The Palm Beach Post reported Sunday that Melgen arranged for Svitlana Buchyk to occupy a condo he leased for her on Singer Island near Palm Beach, Florida in 2009. (RELATED SLIDESHOW: Meet one of Bob Menendez’s alleged call girls)

http://svitlanabuchyk.com/

http://theothermccain.com/2013/02/04/svitlana-buchyk-mystery-woman-in-menendez-hookergate-scandal/
Svitlana Buchyk: Mystery Woman in Menendez HookerGate Scandal
Posted on | February 4, 2013

Matthew Boyle of Breitbart.com just published a photo of a woman who reportedly “worked” for Dr. Salomon Melgen, the Palm Beach opthamologist at the center of the scandal surrounding embattled Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.). Melgen’s office was raided by the FBI last week, amid accusations that Menendez attended “wild sex parties” with prostitutes during trips to the Dominican Republic provided by Melgen.

The Russian-born woman, Svitlana Buchyk, figures prominently in the prostitution accusations against the scandal-plagued Menendez, who is in line to become chairman of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee.

Kathleen McGrory and Melissa Sanchez of the Miami Herald reported:

Public records show that a woman named Svitlana Buchyk got into a minor crash while driving a Chevrolet Impala on Miracle Mile in Coral Gables in 2010. The car belonged to Melgen’s wife.

Buchyk gave Melgen’s North Palm Beach address as her own.

 Buchyk spoke briefly with a Miami Herald reporter by telephone Thursday, saying she had worked for Melgen in the past.
 But Buchyk wouldn’t answer questions on the type of work she did, and was eager to defend Melgen — particularly when asked about stories of Melgen’s alleged sexual liaisons with prostitutes.

 “He is an amazing person,” she said. “He was always with his family. There is nothing else I can say.”
 Buchyk added that many women would have liked to have spent time with her former employer.
“He treated me well,” she said. “He had money. He was very generous.”
...

Melgen has a history of spending big money on his mistresses, Boyle reports, noting a 2002 federal court case involving Yuddehiris Dorrejo, a woman on whom Melgen spent $700,000, allegedly in exchange for ”an intimate romantic relationship” that began in 1998.

Melgen, who has contributed generously to Menendez’s political campaigns, reportedly owes $11.1 million in unpaid federal income taxes.

If you're involved with drug and sex trafficking and money laundering then you need a powerful person in the government for cover. Also with that kind of protection , why pay taxes or is it just being sloppy ?  
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Post by: larsonstdoc on February 15, 2013, 02:00:27 pm
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Post by: TahoeBlue on February 15, 2013, 02:21:16 pm
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Mr. Menendez and Dr. Melgen have been friends since the 1990s

So were they involved with the Clinton's with running cocaine and guns in Mena Ark ?

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http://www.reddirtreport.com/Story.aspx/22870

Jackson Stephens, BCCI, and drug-money laundering
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This propitious union came about just as the Mena, Arkansas, drug-and-arms trade was creating a vast local demand for money-laundering services. At the Asian end, with Mochtar Riady, Stephens purchased Seng Heng Bank in Macao, the "Oriental Las Vegas", where gambling is the primary source of government revenue. Stephens' Systematics supplied software to the Banco Nacional Ultramarino, the cashier and treasury bank of the Macao government and the bank that issues the local currency. (Macao is located less than 40 miles from Hong Kong, the center for heroin trade.)

http://deadlinelive.info/2013/02/05/exclusive-bob-menendez-prostitution-and-the-security-industrial-complex/
EXCLUSIVE: Bob Menendez, prostitution, and the security-industrial complex
 February 5, 2013 by supermario  

The accusations against Senator Bob Menendez of being involved with underage prostitutes is only the tip of the iceberg of a much bigger scandal, involving shady deals and a war between two port security companies and the Dominican Republic Government.

By Mario Andrade

...
Melgen took the senator to a luxury resort in the Dominican Republic, called Casa de Campo.

Coincidently, this is the same resort that has been used by organized crime as a cocaine stash house. Puerto Rican and Russian drug traffickers ran smuggling operations from Casa de Campo.

 They would buy cocaine from the Colombian drug cartels and ship it to Puerto Rico and Europe. The smugglers were busted a year ago with 120 kilos of cocaine. It is said that after that local drug ring was dissolved, the Mexican Sinaloa Cartel moved in… but that’s another story.

According to many U.S. media outlets, Mr. Melgen is being investigated by the FBI for ‘healthcare fraud.’ However, there may be more to this story. In 2010, Dr. Melgen purchased half of a company stake in the Dominican Republic, called ICSSI.
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http://dominicanwatchdog.org/page-Huge_drug_ring_shipping_tons_of_cocaine_from_Casa_de_Campo_busted
Huge drug ring shipping tons of cocaine from Casa de Campo - Bought from Cali Cartel

DominicanToday.com - The National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) yesterday busted an international drug trafficking ring based in the country’s icon resort Casa de Campo, La Romana (east), seized 122 kilos of cocaine on a boat headed to Puerto Rico.
 
It arrested 29 people, among them five Puerto Ricans and 17 Russians, the latter the crew of a ship where the drug would’ve been shipped and one Dominican and one Colombian.
 
In the resort the authorities also seized two villas, two apartments, a yacht, a freighter used to transport fuel and molasses to Caribbean islands, and an airplane.
 
“This structure had its operation between the capital and La Romana, where from a private pier an amount of cocaine was sent and money was received from the United States,” said DNCD spokesman Roberto Lebrón.
 
He said “Operation earthquake” had the ring under surveillance for a year, and the detainees are being questioned in DNCD headquarters.
 
Lebrón said the arrests were closely coordinated with the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).
 
The Dominicans detained are Cinthia Catherine Paula Valerio, Scarle Crisoris Gross de los Santos, Yanira Martínez Pión, Félix María de la Cruz and Genito Toribio Custodio
 
Puerto Rican headed the ring
 
The DNCD said the Puerto Rican Omar Alberto Diaz Pavón is the owner of the villas and head of the network; Eduardo Larios Sanchez is the owner of the boat and the yatch where the cocaine was found; Alex Ocasio, pilot and owner of the airplane retained at the La Romana International Airport, and Edwin Nieves Lozado, identified at the contact to buy the drug.
 
“That network receive drug from South America, especially Colombia, to hold it in the East region, and from there, sent it to Puerto Rico. The money received from those transactions was used to buy properties worth millions, especially villas and apartments,” Lebrón said.
  
UPDATE: Traffickers based in famous resort bought drugs from Cali Cartel
 
The group of drug traffickers that operated out of Dominican Republic’s most famous resort Casa de Campo, in eastern La Romana obtained cocaine from the once powerful Cali Cartel and was dismantled after three years of surveillance by the DEA, which detected suspicious financial transactions in Grand Cayman by those detained Tuesday.
 
The paper trail from those transactions determined that the network had set up operations in Dominican territory since around 2001 and kept a low profile while its ringleaders amassed their fortunes.
 
That’s how around three years the National Drugs Control Agency was informed of the group’s existence and began to detect several shipments of large amounts of money on an airplane seized Sunday.
 
In several occasions antinarcotics agents seized money while other confiscations were conducted by Customs agents, but assuring that the ringleaders didn’t become aware that they were the final objective of those operations.
 
Thus far the ring is considered an independent group of narcotics traffickers which received cocaine from the Cali Cartel, brought it to Dominican Republic to then send it to Puerto Rico using boats, yachts and cargo ships. From the neighboring island they brought the profits in dollars in the small plane seized Tuesday, which flew in and out of the La Romana International Airport.
 
The band was formed mostly by Puerto Ricans and Colombians, with Dominican collaborators. The 17 Russians arrested in the raid were apparently part of the crew of the ship where the 122 kilos of cocaine seized during the weekend would be sent to Puerto Rico.
 
The five women arrested, including one Colombian, would be simple “ladies of company” hired by the traffickers for a party they had planned to celebrate the success of one of their drug transactions. They are being held since yesterday in DNCD headquarters to determine if they in fact form part of the drug traffickers.
 
The Puerto Rican Omar Alberto Diaz Pavón, owner of the villas and presumed ringleader; Eduardo Larios Sanchez, owner  the retained ship and boat and in whose power the cocaine was found; Alex Ocasio Morales, an employee of the airline American Eagle, who was Diaz Pavón’s alleged contact to mobilize the money from his “command and control center” located in the villa number 31  the street Barrance Este, in Casa de Campo, valued at least US$20.0 million.
Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: larsonstdoc on February 15, 2013, 02:27:44 pm


  Great research Tahoe Blue.  When sex and drugs are involved across borders, there is usually crime.
Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: TahoeBlue on February 15, 2013, 02:43:21 pm

  Great research Tahoe Blue.  When sex and drugs are involved across borders, there is usually crime.

It's amazing when all the pieces fit together. They will push the sex angle when tons of cocaine are being moved and billions of dollars are being laundered in the caymans.  The Spice must flow.

Also notice New Jersey with him and Corzine - Remember ESSO - Standard Oil of New Jersey is the home of the Rockefeller Empire. They still OWN the state , financially and politically.

Oh and why didn't Mend. pay for the melgan flights with his offshore slush money? That he forgot to pay in the first place. Because it was AFTER he'd been found out, he couldn't use that money now. He had to use his own onshore US money.

see: http://www.nationaljournal.com/daily/senator-bob-menendez-spent-up-to-87-of-his-savings-to-repay-donor-for-dominican-republic-flights-20130205

“He waited until he was caught to pay them back,” she said. “If you rob a bank—and you’re caught—you don’t say, ‘Take the money back and forget about it.’ ”
http://ricochet.com/main-feed/Robert-Menendez-Media-Suppression-of-a-Senate-Sex-Scandal
 

http://www.politickernj.com/tags/bob-menendez
Menendez stumps for Clinton in Puerto Rico
By Wally Edge | April 8th, 2008 - 12:41pm

U.S. Senator Bob Menendez was in San Juan on Sunday and Monday, joining former President Bill Clinton on a two-day campaign swing in Puerto Rico – where 63 delegates will be elected when the island holds a Democratic presidential primary on June 1.
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3H8k1UXPoLM
Bill Clinton rallies for Bob Menendez (Pt. 1)

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Bill Clinton rallies for Bob Menendez in Hackensack, NJ on November 5th, 2006
Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: TahoeBlue on February 20, 2013, 01:33:35 pm
interesting Corzine  connection:

http://www.weeklystandard.com/keyword/Jon-Corzine
Senator Called On to Recuse Himself from MF Global Hearings

4:00 PM, May 7, 2012 • By DANIEL HALPER

New Jersey Senate candidate Joe Kyrillos, a Republican, is calling on Senator Bob Menendez, a Democrat, to recuse himself from congressional hearings on MF Global, the financial firm led by Jon Corzine that went under last year.

There's been no word yet whether Menendez will grant this request.
 
"I am concerned that Senator Menendez’s personal and professional relationship with former New Jersey Governor and MF Global Holdings CEO Jon Corzine could be a conflict of interest during the Committee’s investigation," said Kyrillos in a statement.
 
In 2006, when Corzine himself was governor of New Jersey, the now embattled money man appointed Menendez to the U.S. Senate. Kyrillos worries that this relationship will interfere with Menendez's ability to do his job in the Senate.
 
Corzine is still an Obama campaign bundler, raising more than $500,000 last quarter for the president relection effort.
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http://www.againstcronycapitalism.org/2012/05/senator-menendez-appointed-by-jon-corzine-to-the-senate-should-recuse-himself-from-mf-global-investigation/
Posted on May 8, 2012 by Nick Sorrentino

New Jersey Senator, and Jon Corzine appointee Bob Menendez has yet to recuse himself from the Senate investigation of MF Global. Some believe he hasn’t so that he can protect Corzine.

http://financialservices.house.gov/news/documentsingle.aspx?DocumentID=311647
Subcommittee Investigation Reveals Decisions by Corzine Led to MF Global Bankruptcy and Missing Customer Funds

Washington, Nov 14, 2012 -

Decisions by Jon Corzine to chart a radically different course for MF Global and try to turn the 230-year-old commodities broker into a full-service investment bank were the cause of the firm’s bankruptcy and failure to protect customer funds, Republican members of a congressional subcommittee will report this week.
 
The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations, chaired by Rep. Randy Neugebauer, will release the full results of its year-long staff investigation into the collapse of MF Global on Thursday.
 
“Our investigation is essentially an autopsy of how MF Global came to its ultimate demise and what can be done to prevent similar customer losses in the future,” said Chairman Neugebauer.
 
Corzine, a former co-chairman of Goldman Sachs who later became a U.S. senator and governor of New Jersey, resigned from MF Global on November 4, 2011, almost 20 months after becoming the firm’s Chairman and CEO.  The brokerage had declared bankruptcy four days earlier and its collapse revealed a $1.6 billion shortfall in customer funds.
 
“Choices made by Jon Corzine during his tenure as chairman and CEO sealed MF Global’s fate,” Chairman Neugebauer stated.   “Farmers, ranchers and other customers may never get back over $1 billion of their money as a result of his decisions. Corzine dramatically changed MF Global’s business model without fully understanding the risks associated with such a radical transformation.”
 
The Subcommittee’s staff investigation of MF Global involved three hearings, more than 50 witness interviews, and the review of more than 243,000 documents obtained from MF Global, its former employees, federal regulators and other sources.
 
“By expanding MF Global into new business lines without first returning its core commodities business to profitability, Corzine ensured that the company would face enormous resource demands and exposed it to new risks that it was ill-equipped to handle,” the subcommittee report states.
 
In order to generate the revenue needed to fund MF Global’s transformation, Corzine invested heavily in the sovereign debt of struggling European countries.  These investments, which carried enormous default and liquidity risks, were a “prime focus” of Corzine’s attention and he failed to develop a corporate strategy for managing the risks, the subcommittee majority staff found.
...
Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: TahoeBlue on February 21, 2013, 11:02:59 am
Do these cocaine stories have anything to do with the Senator's story??? No that can't be ...

http://www.jamaicaobserver.com/latestnews/DomRep--US-agents-seize-900-kilos-of-cocaine
DomRep, US agents seize 900 kilos of cocaine
 Monday, January 14, 2013 | 7:47 PM

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — US and Dominican Republic authorities have seized about 900 kilograms (1,984 pounds) of cocaine thrown off a speedboat.
 
The Caribbean country's National Drug Control Agency says the boat was heading toward a bay west of the capital Sunday when it was detected by the US Drug Enforcement Administration.
 
The DEA reported the suspicious vessel, and three Dominican Republic aircraft and four military boats began pursuing the speedboat. The Dominican Republic anti-drug agency says the traffickers threw bales of cocaine into the sea in international waters during the chase and escaped.
 
Members of the US Coast Guard recovered the drugs and sent them to the US island of Puerto Rico.
 
Earlier this month, Dominican Republic authorities confiscated a cocaine load of 1,870 kilograms (4,122 pounds) from an abandoned boat in the same bay.

here is an interesting comment:

http://www.dominicantoday.com/dr/local/2012/5/1/43486/Puerto-Rico-agents-seize-102Ks-of-cocaine-sent-from-Dom-Rep
Local - 1 May 2012, 8:17 AM
 Duffle bags found in containers for the third time this month
Puerto Rico agents seize 102Ks of cocaine sent from Dom. Rep.

Written by: Grosero, 2 May 2012 8:33 AM
From: United States
Plain $ Simple

Uncle Sam is a dope smuggler

CASEPOINT: U.S. federal agents allegedly allowed the Sinaloa drug cartel to traffic several tons of cocaine into the United States in exchange for information about rival cartels, according to court documents filed in a U.S. federal court.

The allegations are part of the defense of Vicente Zambada-Niebla, who was extradited to the United States to face drug-trafficking charges in Chicago. He is also a top lieutenant of drug kingpin Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman and the son of Ismael "Mayo" Zambada-Garcia, believed to be the brains behind the Sinaloa cartel.

Who's the biggest smuggler in the Carrib ? Why it's Uncle Sammy!


http://www.elpasotimes.com/ci_18608410
Documents: Feds allegedly allowed Sinaloa cartel to move cocaine into U.S. for information
By Diana Washington Valdez / El Paso Timeselpasotimes.com
Posted:   08/04/2011 08:30:37 AM MDT

U.S. federal agents allegedly allowed the Sinaloa drug cartel to traffic several tons of cocaine into the United States in exchange for information about rival cartels, according to court documents filed in a U.S. federal court.

The allegations are part of the defense of Vicente Zambada-Niebla, who was extradited to the United States to face drug-trafficking charges in Chicago. He is also a top lieutenant of drug kingpin Joaquin "Chapo" Guzman and the son of Ismael "Mayo" Zambada-Garcia, believed to be the brains behind the Sinaloa cartel.

The case could prove to be a bombshell on par with the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives' "Operation Fast and Furious," except that instead of U.S. guns being allowed to walk across the border, the Sinaloa cartel was allowed to bring drugs into the United States. Zambada-Niebla claims he was permitted to smuggle drugs from 2004 until his arrest in 2009.

Randall Samborn, assistant U.S. attorney and spokesman for the Justice Department in Chicago, declined comment.

The court in Chicago had a status hearing on Wednesday and ordered the government to respond to allegations in Zambada-Niebla's motion by Sept. 11.

According to the court documents, Mexican lawyer Humberto Loya-Castro, another high-level Sinaloa cartel leader, had his 1995 U.S. drug-trafficking case dismissed in 2008 after serving as an informant for 10 years for the U.S. government.

Guzman and the Zambadas allegedly provided agents of the Drug Enforcement Administration, FBI and U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement with information about other Mexican drug traffickers through Loya-Castro.

"Loya himself continued his drug trafficking activities with the knowledge of the United States government without being arrested or prosecuted," the court documents state.

Zambada-Niebla met voluntarily with U.S. federal agents on March 17, 2009, at the Sheraton Hotel in Mexico City, which is near the U.S. Embassy, "for the purpose of his continuing to provide information to the DEA and the U.S. government personally, rather than through Loya," court records allege.

"DEA agents (then) told Loya-Castro to tell Mr. Zambada-Niebla that they wanted to continue the same arrangements with him as they had with Mr. Loya-Castro."

Five hours after the meeting, Mexican authorities arrested Zambada-Niebla and extradited him later to the United States. His father and Guzman are fugitives.

The court documents also allege that the U.S. government is using a "divide and conquer" strategy, "using one drug organization to help against others."

Zambada-Niebla's motion seeks U.S. government records about the 2003 Juárez case involving an informant who participated in several homicides for the Carrillo-Fuentes drug cartel, while under ICE's supervision.

He also requested records about the ATF's "Operation Fast and Furious," which permitted weapons purchased illegally in the United States to be smuggled into Mexico, sometimes by paid U.S. informants and cartel leaders.

"It is estimated that approximately 3,000 people were killed in Mexico as a result of 'Operation Fast and Furious,' including law enforcement officers in the state of Sinaloa, Mexico, the headquarters of the Sinaloa cartel," the court documents allege. "The Department of Justice's leadership apparently saw this as an ingenious way of combating drug cartel activities."

Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: TahoeBlue on February 22, 2013, 11:23:50 am
Quote
http://svitlanabuchyk.com/

http://theothermccain.com/2013/02/04/svitlana-buchyk-mystery-woman-in-menendez-hookergate-scandal/
Svitlana Buchyk: Mystery Woman in Menendez HookerGate Scandal
Posted on | February 4, 2013

Matthew Boyle of Breitbart.com just published a photo of a woman who reportedly “worked” for Dr. Salomon Melgen, the Palm Beach opthamologist at the center of the scandal surrounding embattled Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.). Melgen’s office was raided by the FBI last week, amid accusations that Menendez attended “wild sex parties” with prostitutes during trips to the Dominican Republic provided by Melgen.

The Russian-born woman, Svitlana Buchyk, figures prominently in the prostitution accusations against the scandal-plagued Menendez, who is in line to become chairman of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee.

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http://dominicanwatchdog.org/page-Huge_drug_ring_shipping_tons_of_cocaine_from_Casa_de_Campo_busted
Huge drug ring shipping tons of cocaine from Casa de Campo - Bought from Cali Cartel

DominicanToday.com - The National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) yesterday busted an international drug trafficking ring based in the country’s icon resort Casa de Campo, La Romana (east), seized 122 kilos of cocaine on a boat headed to Puerto Rico.
 
It arrested 29 people, among them five Puerto Ricans and 17 Russians, the latter the crew of a ship where the drug would’ve been shipped and one Dominican and one Colombian.

What I find interesting is the Russian connection to the drug traffiking . Here we have a Russian party girl with Melgen who makes trips between DR and Peurto Rico...  Also the Caso de Campo connection with the russians

http://latino.foxnews.com/latino/news/2012/07/17/mexican-cartels-russian-mob-operating-in-dr-govt-says/
Mexican Cartels, Russian Mob Operating in D.R., Gov't Says
 Published July 17, 2012

The rise in drug consumption and trafficking in the Dominican Republic in recent years is due to the country's geographical location, the penetration of broad swaths of society by the illegal drug trade and the operations of Mexican drug cartels and the Russian mob, an adviser to the government on anti-drug policy, Marino Castillo, said.
 
"We have the entry of the worst traditional organized crime groups, such as the Russians, and agressive cartels, like Mexico's Sinaloa and Los Zetas, (into the country)," Castillo said in a statement.
 
Nearly 300,000 young people are now addicted to drugs in the Dominican Republic as a result of the arrival in the country of international drug trafficking organizations, Castillo said.
 
The illegal drug trade has made progress in the country due to its infiltration of the armed forces, police, political parties, business, banking and the real estate industry, Castillo said.
...

http://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/CHRG-112shrg73934/html/CHRG-112shrg73934.htm
   THE U.S.-CARIBBEAN SHARED SECURITY PARTNERSHIP: RESPONDING TO THE
          GROWTH OF TRAFFICKING AND NARCOTICS IN THE CARIBBEAN

DECEMBER 15, 2011

...

Mr. Benson. We have seen the trafficking organizations shift. We have seen them use air. We have addressed that
threat. Then we see go-fast boat activity. We have seen as well innovative approaches such as semisubmersible submarines.
 
   Senator Rubio. I guess my point is they are not using Jacksonville, FL, or other places, nor do I want them to, by
the way. But my point is that they are not using these places for a reason. Is there some specific vulnerability in Puerto
Rico's capabilities that they are exploiting? And at the end of the day, is that a resource problem that needs to be addressed?
Do they just not have good resources on the island to deal with some of these law enforcement----

    Mr. Benson. I mean, I could get back to you with a number on the staffing level of the Puerto Rican state police.

    Senator Rubio. Yes, please.
    Mr. Benson. Our staffing has been constant over the last several years. So that really has not--we have kept our full
complement of resources throughout the Caribbean.

    Senator Rubio. I guess the last point I would make is if this criminal activity were happening in Jacksonville people
would be screaming about it right now. I just want to make sure from not just the administration but from the congressional
perspective that we are paying just as much attention to it because Puerto Rico is a domestic responsibility of ours. It is
not another country. And so I want to make sure that we are giving it the attention it deserves both resourcewise and
publicly. So I look forward to exploring with your office what we can do on our end on the congressional level to ensure that
we are providing them the resources they need to address this problem.
    Thank you.


    Senator Menendez. Thank you, Senator Rubio.
    I have another round of questions here.
   I am particularly concerned within the context of the Caribbean about the Dominican Republic, and I would like to ask
Mr. Benson to help us understand what is happening. I am particularly concerned about the substantial increase in
narcotics consumption and trafficking in the DR, as well as the presence of international crime syndicates reportedly,
including Mexican and Colombian cartels, as well as mafia-affiliated entities from Venezuela, Russia, and even Albania.


In just the last few weeks, there have been reports from France and Puerto Rico documenting significant finds of narcotics
coming from the DR.


    Can you comment for the committee on the growth in the narcotics trade in the DR, how it is entering and leaving the
country, what effect corruption has on our ability to address this growing problem and reform the police? So let us start
with an oversight on the Dominican Republic.

    Mr. Benson. Senator, the Dominican Republic, as we look at it from a targeting point of view, plays a major role as a
transshipment point for those drug trafficking organizations.
We see loads of cocaine and heroin moving up into the Dominican Republic. We saw utilization of aircraft. We see go-fast boat
activity bringing loads of cocaine. We see containerized cargo moving up into the DR. It is still probably the most
significant transit point for criminal organizations to take those loads of cocaine and then we see it move from that point
to the United States. We see also significant loads of cocaine leave the Dominican Republic and also then move to Europe as
well
. So it is a critical spot for us to work with our counterparts in the Dominican Republic from a targeting
strategy point of view, and we do that every day.
    There are issues of corruption in the Dominican Republic, and then there is also great partnerships and counterparts that
we work with every day to get the job done.
    Our targeting strategy there is effective. One thing we are trying to do is build throughout the Caribbean additional
information and intelligence exchange with all of the nations there in Caribbean to build that more robust targeting
approach, and that is how we see us going forward in the future from DEA looking at the Dominican Republic, Haiti as well, with
the overall goal of dismantling those criminal organizations.
  
  Senator Menendez. When you and I spoke--and you mentioned this in your response to Senator Rubio's previous question--you
talked about submersibles. Could you expound upon that? It seems to be a relatively new but growing mechanism that they
are using to try to ship drugs to the United States.

    Mr. Benson. We clearly see drug trafficking organizations changing their tactics in response to the successful operations
that we have. So they have, over the period of the last few years, begun to utilize semisubmersible submarines, fully
submersible submarines as well, to transport larger quantities of cocaine being constructed in South America and then being
utilized to move narcotics up into Central America and Mexico.

    Senator Menendez. Now, I read just a few days ago the statements of one of the Presidential candidates in the
Dominican Republic who stated, ``We are at the risk of converting ourselves into a narcostate,'' and then went on to
cite a series of cases which are pretty alarming if they, in fact, are true, and maybe, Ambassador Brownfield, you can help
us with this as well as Mr. Benson. He cites the cases of former army captain, Quirino Ernesto Paulino Castillo, who
operated within the military structure, recalling that the navy had guided and transported drug shipments instead of protecting
the marine frontier.
    He also spoke about someone--and maybe, Mr. Benson, you could help us with this, as well as Ambassador Brownfield--Jose
David Figueroa Agosto having an ID card from DNA, which is Dominican National Intelligence, and was supposedly guarded by
police colonels, as well as having official license plates. Those are just some of a series of examples that have existed.
Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: TahoeBlue on February 26, 2013, 01:07:56 pm
interesting  - Menendez plays patty cake with Bernanke today....

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nSQUODxZqo0

http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/5uMCyXxvh3O/Bernanke+Delivers+Semiannual+Monetary+Policy/CVhmBbmCIpS
(http://www4.pictures.zimbio.com/gi/Bernanke+Delivers+Semiannual+Monetary+Policy+CVhmBbmCIpSl.jpg)
Bernanke Delivers The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report To Congress

In This Photo: Robert Menendez, Heidi Heitkamp
 Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-ND) (C) greets Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) before a hearing of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee after the release of The Semiannual Monetary Policy Report to the Congress February 26, 2013 in Washington, DC.

Federal Reserve Bank Chairman Ben Bernanke urged Congress to avoid the harsh sequestration cuts scheduled to begin March 1 with a plan to reduce federal deficits more gradually. He warned the sequestration could harm the economic recovery.
(February 25, 2013 - Source: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images North America

http://www.businessinsider.com/live-ben-bernanke-senate-testimony-2013-2
BERNANKE: Stocks Aren't Overvalued, And QE Is Doing More Good Than Harm
Matthew Boesler|Feb. 26, 2013, 9:49 AM

Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke gave his semi-annual "Humphrey Hawkins" testimony on monetary policy before the Senate Banking Committee this morning.
 
Market participants were listening closely for a dovish tone from Bernanke.

Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/live-ben-bernanke-senate-testimony-2013-2#ixzz2M28j7k2f

http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/26/us-usa-fed-idUSBRE91P03T20130226
Bernanke says Fed stimulus benefits clear, budget cuts a risk
Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: TahoeBlue on March 04, 2013, 11:28:26 am
Now that the real story is about drugs - How about the Mexican drug cartel money laundering of HSBC (allowed under Goverment cover)?

http://www.tradeaidmonitor.com/2012/08/sen-menendez-responds-hsbc-dirty-dollars-inquiry.html
08/15/2012
Sen. Menendez Responds (Sort Of) to HSBC Dirty Dollars Inquiry (Commentary)
...
Media scrutiny of the HSBC money-laundering scandal has died down, but I am not letting  Sen. Robert Menendez (D) -- who represents me here in New Jersey -- nor any other congressional recipients of the disgraced bank's political action committee's generosity off the hook.
 
Despite calling -- as a journalist -- the leadership of the House Financial Services and the Senate Banking committees, until today only one member responded.  And the spokesman for that one leader (one of the few who has not gotten or taken a penny from the HSBC PAC in fifteen years)  -- declined comment.The rest have remained steadfastly silent.
 
Today, however, Sen. Menendez had this to say in response to my questions, "In light of HSBC's dealing with Mexican drug lords and suspected Iranian terrorist supporters, what do you plan to do with the bank PAC donations you have received over the years?  Will you reject future offers?"
 
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Dear  Mr. Peacock :

Thank you for contacting me regarding an issue with my re-election campaign. 
 
As you may know, I am currently up for re-election to the United States Senate, with the election taking place on November 6, 2012.  While I would like to respond to your inquiry, I am legally prohibited from discussing any activity related to a political organization, such as my re-election campaign, with official Senate resources.  As such, I would encourage you to contact my campaign with your inquiry.
 
Again, thank you for sharing your thoughts with me.  Please do not he sitate to contact me  if I may be of further assistance.  I invite you to visit my website http://menendez.senate.gov to learn  more about how I am standing up for New Jersey families in the United States Senate.
 .
Sincerely,.
 
Robert Menendez, United States Senator
[/size]

http://www.wnd.com/2012/07/scandal-plagued-hsbc-shopped-congress-for-favors/
Scandal-plagued HSBC shopped Congress for favors
 No officials offer to return bank's blood money
Published: 07/29/2012 at 5:53 PM

 http://www.unpartial.com/a/a656d2fd35296e27e4b7402a7e800c644ab56677/hsbc-to-pay-19b-to-settle-money-laundering-probe

HSBC to pay $1.9B to settle money-laundering probe

By Pete Yost, Associated Press updated 02:07 AM EST, Tue December 11, 2012

WASHINGTON (AP) — HSBC, the British banking giant, said Tuesday it will pay $1.9 billion to settle a money-laundering probe by federal and state authorities in the United States
...
A U.S. law enforcement official said Monday that HSBC will pay $1.25 billion in forfeiture and pay $655 million in civil penalties. The $1.25 billion figure is the largest forfeiture ever in a case involving a bank. Under what is known as a deferred prosecution agreement, the financial institution will be accused of violating the Bank Secrecy Act and the Trading With the Enemy Act
...

Also:

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/12/12/govt-arrests-illegal-immigrant-senate-intern-for-menendez/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+foxnews%2Fpolitics+%28Internal+-+Politics+-+Text%29

ICE reportedly arrested illegal immigrant sex offender interning for Menendez
 Published December 12, 2012

WASHINGTON –  Sen. Robert Menendez had an unpaid intern working in his New Jersey office who was an illegal immigrant and a registered sex offender and now is under arrest by immigration authorities, The Associated Press has learned. The Homeland Security Department instructed federal agents not to arrest him until after the Nov. 6 Election Day, a U.S. official involved in the case told the AP

Luis Abrahan Sanchez Zavaleta, an 18-year-old immigrant from Peru, was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in front of his home in New Jersey on Dec. 6, two federal officials said. Sanchez, who entered the country on a now-expired visitor visa from Peru, is facing deportation and remains in custody. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss details of Sanchez's immigration case.

...

The prosecutor's office in Hudson County, New Jersey, said Sanchez was found to have violated the law in 2010 and subsequently required to register as a sex offender. The exact charge was unclear because Sanchez was prosecuted as a juvenile and those court records are not publicly accessible. The prosecutor's office confirmed to AP that Sanchez registered as a sex offender, although his name does not appear on the public registry. The acting county prosecutor, Gaetano Gregory, is a Republican.
 
Authorities in Hudson County notified ICE agents in early October that they suspected Sanchez was an illegal immigrant who was a registered sex offender and who may be eligible to be deported. ICE agents in New Jersey notified superiors at the Homeland Security Department because they considered it a potentially high profile arrest, and DHS instructed them not to arrest Sanchez until after the November election, one U.S. official told the AP. ICE officials complained that the delay was inappropriate, but DHS directed them several times not to act, the official said.
Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: TahoeBlue on March 04, 2013, 12:01:34 pm
http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Government/2013/02/25/The-Manuel-Noriega-Connection-to-the-Family-Behind-the-Melgen-Menendez-Dominican-Port-Security-Deal
The Manuel Noriega Connection to the Family Behind the Melgen-Menendez Dominican Port Security Deal
by Michael Patrick Leahy26 Feb 2013

When Belinda Galvan Beauchamp, widow of Juan Rene Beauchamp, the former head of the Dominican Armed Forces assassinated in 2000, signed the now infamous and controversial "Melgen-Menendez" Dominican port security deal in 2002 on behalf of ICSSI, her newly formed company with few assets and no port security experience, Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega had been in an American prison for a decade.

 But the Beauchamp family had deep ties to Noriega that extended back to the 1960s and 1970s, when both Noriega and Beauchamp were ambitious junior military officers in their respective countries. According to a December 27, 2000 report in EFE News Services, "Dominican Gen. Juan Rene Beauchamp Javier, the former head of the Dominican armed forces gunned down Tuesday by unknown assassins, was a close friend of former Panamanian strongman Manuel Antonio Noriega and had served as ambassador to Argentina."
 
Beauchamp's son, Jean Rene Beauchamp, married Noriega's daughter, Sandra Noriega, in 1987, at the height of Noriega's six year reign as Panama's military dictator. The two subsequently divorced. It is not clear if the divorce took place before or after the Beachamp family's newly formed ICSSI company secured the Dominican port security deal in 2002.
 
When Noriega was deposed during the American invasion of Panama in 1989, his wife and two of his sons fled to the Dominican Republic, where they lived with General Beauchamp and his family for a period of time. Noriega's daughter Sandra was apparently already living in the Dominican with her husband, Beauchamp's son.
...
In August, 2011, Dr. Salomon Melgen purchased a controlling interest from the Beauchamp family in ICSSI, and with that purchase came the rights to the disputed 2002 port security contract with the Dominican government.
Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: TahoeBlue on March 04, 2013, 12:13:44 pm
Where did Soloman Melgen get his money - From the MIC Military Industrial Complex:

http://www.palmbeachpost.com/news/news/eye-doctor-salomon-melgen-lost-68-million-in-inves/nWK6B/


Melgen’s resume says he was a co-founder of Seisint, a data company that was purchased by LexisNexis for $775 million in 2004.

Seisint created a data-mining tool that it said could help law enforcement track down terrorists [covert military ops] .

“Dr. Melgen was a seed investor in a high-tech company that did extremely well. He made a great deal of money in that particular investment,” said Scarola. “He did not make those kinds of dollars practicing medicine, although he has a very successful practice.”

Melgen also has an ownership stake in ICSSI, a company that had a long-dormant contract with the Dominican Republic to provide port security at an estimated value of $500 million. Menendez spoke to State Department officials about the contract and at a hearing last year, urged State and Commerce Department officials to press the Dominican government to revive that contract.


http://www.lexisnexis.com/presscenter/mediakit/history.asp
...
In 1994, Reed Elsevier acquired the LexisNexis™ service. Begun in Dayton as a contractor to the US Air Force in 1966, its electronic data-search system became the first to retrieve full-text documents. In 1973, the company introduced a legal-research system that revolutionized the way in which legal research and analysis was conducted. The technology propelled the legal profession into a new era.

In 1979, a companion news and business-information service was introduced under the Nexis banner. Michie™, founded in the late 1800s and the sole provider of statutes for 35 U.S. states and territories, joined the fold of LexisNexis in 1987.

With the advent of the World Wide Web, LexisNexis moved its information products and services to the new distribution channel, eliminating the need for proprietary software or extensive training. In September 1997, LexisNexis debuted the first Web-based service for U.S. legal professionals, the precursor to LexisNexis™ at www.lexis.com.

In 2002, LexisNexis Butterworths Canada and Quicklaw Inc., Canada’s leading online legal research service, agreed to merge. Late in the year, they were formally joined to become LexisNexis Canada, a business unit of North American Legal Markets.

The history of LexisNexis Group represents one of converging companies that today operate within a unified global organization. First to join Reed Elsevier via Reed in 1970 was the legal publishing Butterworths Group, founded in 1818 in the UK. By the 1930s, Butterworths had expanded to other common-law countries, with operations in India, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa. In 1990 Martindale-Hubbell, became part of Reed Elsevier bringing with it a history dating back to the first Martindale law directory published in 1868.

Now a truly international player with established and expanding operations in North America, Europe, South Africa and Asia Pacific, Reed Elsevier in 1998 acquired respected U.S. legal publisher Matthew Bender (founded in 1887) and the remaining interest it did not own in leading citator Shepard’s Company (founded in 1873). The scene was set for the globalization of the LexisNexis Group that, for the first time in October 2000, united the different parts of Reed Elsevier’s legal-publishing activities. In 2002, the company acquired legal online publishers Quicklaw Inc. of Canada and MBO Verlag GmbH of Germany

With 13,000 employees worldwide, LexisNexis is a global company with sales representatives in all major U.S. cities as well as in:

Toronto,
London,
Paris,
Frankfurt,
Milan,
Vienna,
Warsaw,
Budapest,
Prague,
Tokyo,
Beijing,
Sydney,
Wellington,
New Delhi,
Durban,
Singapore,
Hong Kong,
Buenos Aires,
Santiago de Chile,
and in many other national centers.
Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: TahoeBlue on March 04, 2013, 10:11:22 pm
Now, didn't I say this story was NOT about "underage" hookers? ...

http://thedemocraticdaily.com/2013/03/04/gasp-hooker-paid-to-fabricate-claims-against-menendez/

http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/escort-says-menendez-prostitution-claims-were-made-up/2013/03/04/31299fe2-8514-11e2-999e-5f8e0410cb9d_story.html
Escort says Menendez prostitution claims were made up
 By Carol D. Leonnig and Ernesto Londoño, Updated: Monday, March 4, 1:57 PM
 Washington Post
 
An escort who appeared on a video claiming Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) paid her for sex has told Dominican Republic police that she was instead paid to make up the claims in a tape recording and has never met or seen the senator before, according to court documents and two people briefed on her claim.
 
The woman identified a lawyer who approached her and a friend to make the videotape, according to affidavits obtained by the Post. That man has in turn identified another lawyer who gave him a script for the tape and paid him to find women to fabricate the claims, the affidavits say

http://wonkette.com/504279/menendez-hooker-interviewed-by-daily-caller-i-cant-believe-we-made-up-the-whole-thing

Daily Caller’s Menendez Hooker: I Can’t Believe We Made Up The Whole Thing
 by Rebecca Schoenkopf
 
Next-gen rightwing journamalism Great White Hope Matthew Boyle was pretty proud when the FBI did some boring raid on some shady eye doctor allegedly organizing underage sex-hookers for New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez. Boyle had been beating his horse for months over it, while no one respectable would touch it. (Your Wonkette, along with the rest of the civilized universe, does not consider itself “respectable.”)

But now it is time for Boyle to figure out what his clever alibi will be as to why the woman who identified herself to Boyle’s readers as New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez’s prostitute now says she was paid money by some shady lawyer guy to read from a script when she said she did sex on New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez for money.

Did Boyle get Burketted? Boyle probably did not get Burketted. (This is where Karl Rove false-flags you with memos that are identical to the memos the Army secretary remembers typing up, but MOAR PIXELZ!) At least, it seems improbable that Boyle got Burketted, since he was there for the videotaped “interview” with the lady, which he conducted himself, and in which the lady says she was reading from a script, and ALSO which does not seem to be in the story trumpeting the interview along with “VIDEO” any longer.

...
Since we are more intellectually honest than anyone to ever work at either the Daily Caller (Boyle’s old home) or Ghost Andrew Breitbart’s Internet Brothel, where he now plies his trade, we will point out that just because this lady says she was paid to give her fake testimony about the bonking of the senator does not mean that all the other ladies who allegedly orgied the senator are equally made up.
...
Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: jofortruth on March 05, 2013, 07:22:16 am
IMO, the FBI should be investigating their own ranks. The corruption in the FBI is a stench that was revealed pre 911 by John O'Neill, who was in the FBI and died at the WTC after he quit the FBI because every time he got close to Bin Laden (he followed him for years), someone at high levels of the FBI thwarted his actions. So, looks like someone internally was trying to hide something. Then he started working security at the WTC and died on 911. Was he but another person who had a lot of information on Bin Laden and other things being covered up by the agency they didn't want him to reveal? It's a question that still needs to be asked because the Official 911 Stories are a big fat lie!

FBI, you guys need to clean up your own house, just like Washington needs to clean up its house before going anywhere else and accusing others of corruption. You people are a joke! Anyone who calls themselves a leader, and who does nothing but lies and deceives, is not a leader at all.

As far as the Congressman! Well, groups like the FBI know all the secrets of Congressmen, but only seem to bring it out when that Congressman gets off the plantation (stops doing what the elite want). So, I would be looking at what this Congressman may have done to cross the powers that be that run Washington because then you may be closer to the truth. That's not saying the guy isn't a pervert or whatever. It's saying their perversions only are revealed when they get out of line.

SO, LOOK INTO WHAT THIS CONGRESSMAN WAS WORKING ON IN CONGRESS. DID HE CROSS AN ELITE, PUPPETMASTER LINE OF SOME SORT? DID HE START TO GET A CONSCIENCE ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING IN THE CONGRESS? IN AMERICA? TIME TO LOOK INTO THESE THINGS!


People should read this book "The Man Who Warned America". It's one of 2 that woke me up. John was in the FBI for many years, and knew first hand the corruption in the agency:
http://z4.invisionfree.com/The_Great_Deception/index.php?showtopic=533
Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: TahoeBlue on March 05, 2013, 09:57:32 am
More about Sesint ... The matrix.

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/articles/A50577-2004Jul14.html
LexisNexis To Buy Seisint For $775 Million
Data Firm's Matrix Tool Generated Controversy
By Robert O'Harrow Jr.
Washington Post Staff Writer
Thursday, July 15, 2004; Page E01

Information giant LexisNexis Group said yesterday it will pay $775 million in cash for Seisint Inc., a privately held data service that created a controversial tool called the Matrix, which gave state and federal authorities new power to analyze records about Americans after the Sept. 11, 2001, terror attacks.

Officials at LexisNexis, an Ohio-based subsidiary of UK-based Reed Elsevier Group, said Seisint's supercomputers will give them an important edge over its commercial competitors at a time when government investigators are scrambling to improve the collection, analysis and sharing of information in the war on terror.
...

LexisNexis maintains billions of records, including media reports, legal documents and public records collected from thousands of sources. It has some 13,000 employees around the world. Officials there believe the deal will boost the company's already extensive role in homeland security initiatives and expand the information and analytical services it already provides under contract to police departments across the country and federal agencies such as the Justice Department and the CIA.

Civil liberties activists warned that the combination of Seisint technology and LexisNexis's global reach could be massively intrusive if used in the wrong way. "It will hurtle us even faster toward a surveillance society," said Barry Steinhardt, director of the Technology and Liberty Project at the American Civil Liberties Union. "It can't be good news here."
...
Control of the system was handed over to law enforcement officials and, after a demonstration of the system at the White House in January 2003, Matrix received $12 million in grants from the Justice and Homeland Security departments. Law enforcement authorities, as well as officials in the White House and the Justice Department, praised Matrix as an extraordinary new resource. They used it to generate lists of possible terrorists. As many as 16 states agreed to share information with other Matrix users
...

Oh and Melgen associate is a drug dealer hmmm....

Former partner Melgen Solomon was drug dealer   (http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=es&u=http://www.almomento.net/articulo/129901/Ex-socio-de-Salomon-Melgen-fue-narcotraficante&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dmelgen%2B%2Bmatrix%2B%2Blexis%26hl%3Den%26biw%3D1302%26bih%3D838&sa=X&ei=nH02UZrkFOng2QWUzYHoDQ&ved=0CD4Q7gEwAg)

February 5, 2013, 01:27 PM, 0 Comments
Former partner Melgen Solomon was drug dealer

SANTO DOMINGO. - A company named Monday by the lawyer Vinicio Castillo to demonstrate "expertise" in security matters Salomon Melgen doctor, ICCS main shareholder, beneficiary of the controversial contract to install X-rays in Dominican ports, was founded and directed by Hank Asher, a drug dealer whose past came to light during the negotiations of a contract with the Florida Police Department.

At point d) of the document read Monday at a press conference in which he accuses the international drug trafficking and "his powerful allies" from the shadow of encouraging the "campaign" against Melgen, Cuban-American Senator Bob Menendez and all self-involved in a scandal with numerous dark-pronged Semán Castillo says it's not the first time the Dominican doctor, who is prime, invest in a security-related company, "as he was co-founder of Seisint, who was instrumental in 2001 in the early detection and identification of the terrorists who perpetrated the horrific criminal acts of September 11. "

The history of Seisint

Perhaps Solomon Melgen cofundara Seisint, a small business data collection installed in Boca Raton, Florida. But what is certain is that in several documents that can be accessed through internet, his name is not mentioned on this company. Good for him.

It is verifiable that Asher, a billionaire linked to the then governor of Florida, Jeb Bush, was identified as a pilot in several drug smuggling cases prosecuted in the 1980s.

According to journalist Cynthia L. Webb, the Washington Post, Asher "was never charged with a crime" and became an informant for state and federal agencies.

In a report to Congress prepared by William J. Krouse, social law analyst Internal Division of Social Policy, also makes mention of this aspect of Asher's past who, according to what was said by Castillo Seman, Melgen must be a member.

"Asher Seisint Inc. allegedly resigned when questions arose about her background during a contract negotiation of $ 1.6 million related to Matrix. It was alleged that Asher was a police informant in a state and federal investigation of smuggling cocaine when he could have flown a plane used to smuggle narcotics into the United States, "notes the analyst Krouse.
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His biography on the English version of Wikipedia also collects the data. He notes that "In 1982 Asher, who lived in the Bahamas, smuggled cocaine for a period of seven weeks, with flights to Colombia and Belize made in a plane property", after which it became a DEA informant.

It was precisely the questions about his past, made by federal agents during the negotiation of the contract to supply technology for Matrix project, Krouse of talking, you would have to give up Asher Seisint Inc.

After his resignation by his former ties to drug trafficking, Seisint was acquired by Reed Elsevier, which owns LexisNexis data service.

Asher died on Jan. 11

http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/tech/news/computersecurity/infotheft/2005-03-09-lexis-nexis-breach_x.htm
Posted 3/9/2005 1:20 PM     Updated 3/9/2005 3:38 PM
Theft at Seisint puts 32,000 U.S. citizens at risk
By Ellen Simon, Associated Press Writer

NEW YORK — Using misappropriated passwords and identifications from legitimate customers, intruders got access to personal information on as many as 32,000 U.S. citizens in a database owned by Lexis Nexis, the company's corporate parent said Wednesday.

Reed Elsevier Group said the breach of its recently acquired Seisint unit was being investigated by staff and by U.S. law enforcement authorities.
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In the Seisint breach, information accessed included names, addresses, Social Security and driver license numbers, but not credit history, medical records or financial information, Reed Elsevier said in a statement
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This guru just died ! Gave away most of his money to Demoncat party???  
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hank_Asher
Hank Asher (born May 9, 1951) (Died January 11, 2013) [1] was a businessman best known as the Father of data fusion.[2] With a reported fortune of around US$500 million earned as the founder of several data fusion / data mining companies that compile information about companies, individuals and their interrelationships from thousands of different electronic databases.[3][4] “He’s kind of a legend” among those who use investigative data tools, says Greg Lambert, a legal information specialist

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While at Seisint, Hank Asher played a leading role in developing the Multistate Anti-Terrorism Information Exchange (MATRIX) datamining system for the Florida Department of Law Enforcement, described as a tool to help state law enforcement officials identify potential terrorists. The Matrix program was shut down in June 2005 after federal funding was cut in the wake of public concerns over privacy and state surveillance.[6]
 
Seisint was later sold to Anglo-Dutch publishing giant Reed Elsevier in July 2004, for US$775 million and combined with its own data aggregation subsidiary, LexisNexis.[7] Asher had retained a large stake in the company and said in an interview that he would earn more than $250 million from the sale.[8]
 
Asher has made considerable donations to US political parties and candidates amounting to US$735,000 from 1999 to 2004 including US$505,000 to the Democrats.[3]

http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/blog/2013/01/tlo-was-amid-a-turnaround-at-time-of.html

As to my question about how Asher died, O'Connor wrote, "Regarding Hank’s cause of death, all we know is he died peacefully during the night. We have been told there were no outward sign of death from anything other than natural causes."

So no autopsy?
Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: TahoeBlue on March 05, 2013, 06:01:40 pm
http://www.bizjournals.com/southflorida/blog/2013/01/tlos-hank-asher-a-one-of-a-kind.html
Jan 14, 2013, 12:07pm EST

TLO's Hank Asher: A one of a kind technology pioneer, dead at 61 – slideshow

South Florida has lost one of its most colorful and innovative entrepreneurs with the death of Boca Raton's Hank Asher at age 61.
 
Asher had launched his third database company, TLO, about three years ago after selling Seisint to LexisNexis for $775 million in 2004 and selling Database Technologies for $147 million in 1999.

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Asher's death was a shock to me and so far all I've heard is he died peacefully at home. The Palm Beach County Medical Examiner's office confirmed to me that it had examined his body, but the results are pending.
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Hank was the most charitable man I ever met. He was larger than life, but the biggest part of Hank was his heart," said John Walsh, the host of America's Most Wanted, who was close to Asher.
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Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: TahoeBlue on March 22, 2013, 12:19:25 pm
The agents are paid to "escort" the drugs... hmmm....


http://www.dominicantoday.com/dr/local/2013/3/22/47087/More-senior-officers-named-in-Dominican-Rep-680K-drug-bust

Local - 22 March 2013, 7:51 AM
More senior officers named in Dominican Rep. 680K drug bust

Santo Domingo.- A drug ring that includes five military and National Police colonels shipped drugs through Punta Cana Airport, where 682 packages of cocaine seized on Wednesday, reports elcaribe.com.do, citing confidential documents, where the National Drug Control Agency (DNCD) describes the officers as an "escort service."
 
The document on the year-long investigation to trap the officers identifies Army colonels Marino of Jesus Tejada and Nelson of Jesus Viloria Otáñez, José Anastacio Brea Román, of the Police and Carlos Samuel Rodríguez Díaz, of the Air Force.
 
The authorities seized 682 packages of drugs which the DNCD and the Justice Ministry link to Air Force colonel José Brazobán Adames, assigned to the Airport Security Corp (CESAC), and Army captain Bolívar Alberto Mercado Díaz, considered the ringleaders of the senior officers who were  hired as an "escort service" to various drug trafficking networks.
 
Mercado Diaz was reportedly paid two million dollars to protect the drug shipped to Europe, with a stop at the Azores islands.

According to the report rendered to DNCD president Rolando Rosado, Mercado Díaz has a long history as an "escort" of drug shipments through Punta Cana Airport, where antinarcotics agents took part in various criminal activities.
 
This document quotes Mercado Díaz and Police Capt. Rafael Aníbal de la Rosa Tapia, as saying that they made the colonels Fermín Tejada and Brea Román "millionaires."

http://www.dominicantoday.com/dr/local/2013/3/21/47083/Major-drug-bust-nets-a-record-35-Dominican-agentsUpdate

French plane crew nabbed in record bust of 35 agents(Update2)

Santo Domingo.- The National Drugs Control Agency (DNCD) disclosed the names of the Dominicans and the foreigners arrested in connection with a shipment of cocaine headed to the airport of Versailles, France, with a scheduled stop at the Azores Islands.
 
Among the 35 arrested figure three crew members and a fourth passenger of a modern 1989 Falcon 50 aircraft, registry F-GXMC.
 
The foreigners, all French nationals, were identified as Jean Pascal Furet, Bruno Armand Victor Ados, Alain Marc Paul Marie Castaign, and Nicolas Christopher Pisapia.
 
In additio to Brazobán, among those to be charged figure captains Bolívar Alberto Mercado Díaz, Santana Núñez, José Manuel  Celedonio Castro, Wascar Francisco Zapata Ramírez and Rafael Aníbal de la Rosa Tapia; lieutenants Joan Antonio Daniel Rosario, Andrés Avelino Méndez García Arencio Guevara, Miguel Damián Florimón, Kissoris Ciprian and Carlos H. Martínez.
 
According to the investigation, those who will also be charge are the sergeants Rolando Colime Rojas; Welcome Pérez Mesa, Juan Santana and Andris out Ozuna Nova.
 
The civilian agents involved in the case are Manauris Encarnación Sánchez, Cristian Miguel Sánchez Sosa, Danny Daniel Balbuena Bejarán, Michell Camilo Bachá Mateo, Irvin Arias Santana and Jorge Mañón Pérez
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FILE. The authorities are holding around 35 officers and agents -the highest number in one bust ever- from various government agencies allegedly linked to an international during trafficking network, who had shipped cocaine from Punta Cana Airport to various European countries during several years.
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 Rosado said since 2010 various European countries among them France, Holland, and Belgium had alerted the DNCD of large drug seizures aboard planes arriving from Punta Cana’s airport, raising suspicions of a structure which managed to ship the drugs from that terminal.
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A French aircraft was seized yesterday and its French crew of four detained, together with 35 members of various government agencies involved in the confiscation of at least 670 kilos of cocaine at Punta Cana Airport.
Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: TahoeBlue on April 03, 2013, 05:14:04 pm
Menendez is Jesuit trained...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bob_Menendez

After a B.A. in political science from Saint Peter's College in Jersey City, he earned his Juris Doctor degree from Newark's Rutgers School of Law in 1979. He is a brother of Lambda Theta Phi fraternity[9][10] He was admitted to the New Jersey Bar in 1980[11][12] and became a lawyer in private practice

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saint_Peter%27s_College_(New_Jersey)
Saint Peter's University (formerly Saint Peter's College) is a private, coeducational Roman Catholic college in the United States. Located in Jersey City, New Jersey, it was founded in 1872 by the Society of Jesus

http://dailycaller.com/2013/04/03/menendez-allies-now-accusing-fbi-of-kidnapping-harassment/
Menendez allies now accusing FBI of kidnapping, harassment

In a bizarre new twist to the saga of Sen. Bob Menendez and his donor-friend Salomon Melgen, members of Melgen’s circle are now hurling accusations at FBI agents investigating the pair’s relationship.
 
During an appearance on the weekly Dominican TV show La Respuesta last week, Melgen’s uncle Vincho Castillo accused the FBI of threatening and kidnapping two of Melgen’s maids. In addition to being the Dominican Republic’s top drug cop and founder of a far right-wing political party, Vincho Castillo is also the father of Vinicito Castillo, a lawyer who allegedly participated in sex parties organized by Melgen.
 
Melgen’s maids joined the fracas this week, claiming that FBI agents mistreated them and tried to coerce incriminating statements about Menendez during questioning in February about sex parties at Melgen’s Dominican Republic resort home. The maids have reportedly requested that the Dominican National Police investigate the FBI’s interrogation of them.


The FBI does not discuss ongoing investigations on the record, but a former FBI agent with knowledge of the investigation told The Daily Caller Castillo’s complaint is “absurd” and “utterly lacking in merit,” adding, “The FBI just doesn’t do that kind of stuff.”

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Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/04/03/menendez-allies-now-accusing-fbi-of-kidnapping-harassment/#ixzz2PRORCaJa
Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: TahoeBlue on April 27, 2013, 04:24:12 pm
Robert Menendez wants more payoffs for moneylaundering drugs and hookers from DRC

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/04/24/us/politics/napolitano-says-immigration-bill-would-bolster-security.html?_r=0
Immigration Bill Would Aid Security, Napolitano Says
By ASHLEY PARKER

Published: April 23, 2013
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But Senator Robert Menendez, Democrat of New Jersey and another member of the group, said the Boston bombings should not serve as a deterrent for the legislation.

“My argument with individuals who are now trying to use the Boston tragedy to derail immigration reform,” Mr. Menendez said, “is that we had the World Trade Center bombing, we had Sept. 11, we’ve known whatever defects” there are in the immigration system.
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http://archive.lifenews.com/int443.html
Catholic Senators Blasted for Backing Tax-Funded International Abortions
 by Steven Ertelt
LifeNews.com Editor
September 24, 2007

Washington, DC (LifeNews.com) -- A group of sixteen Catholic senators is under fire for voting to make taxpayers fund groups that perform and promote abortions in other countries. While opposing the views of their church on abortion is one concern, Rev. Thomas Euteneuer says making Americans promote abortion is quite another...

Two weeks ago, as LifeNews.com previously reported, the Senate voted 53-41 to overturn a policy President Bush instituted on his first day in office in 2001 that protects taxpayers from funding international abortions

A contingent of Catholic senators were among the 53 voting for the pro-abortion amendment -- a group Euteneuer, the head of Human Life International, calls the "gang of 16."

"For the most part it's the usual suspects who claim to be Catholic while their consistent pro-abortion votes amount to a betrayal of the Catholic faith," he told LifeNews.com, saying he expected them to vote to promote abortion.

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The group of Catholic senators voting to fund international abortions includes Robert Casey, Jr. (D-PA), Patrick Leahy (D-VT), Ted Kennedy (D-MA), John Kerry (D-MA), Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), Susan Collins (R-ME), Robert Menendez (D-NJ), Mary Landrieu (D-LA), Ken Salazar (D-CO), Tom Harkin (D-IA), Richard Durbin (D-IL), Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Patty Murray (D-WA), Jack Reed (D-RI), Christopher Dodd (D-CT), Claire McCaskill (D-MO).

President Bush has already promised he would veto the bill if it nullified his abortion policy.

Deirdre McQuade, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops, told LifeNews.com she appreciated the president's willingness to veto the bill over the provision to fund abortions.
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http://transition.usaid.gov/our_work/global_health/pop/restrictions.html

Rescission of the Mexico City Policy
On January 23, 2009, President Obama rescinded the Mexico City Policy


The Mexico City Policy had required foreign nongovernmental organizations to certify that they will not perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning using funds generated from any source as a condition for receiving USAID family planning assistance

The Mexico City Policy had been in effect from 1985 until 1993, when it was rescinded by President Clinton.  President Bush reinstated the policy in 2001, and it had remained in place since that time.  In rescinding the policy, President Obama directed USAID to immediately waive the policy’s conditions in any current grants; notify current grantees, as soon as possible, that these conditions have been waived; and immediately cease imposing these conditions in any future grants. Read this in Spanish [PDF, 8KB], French [PDF, 19KB], and Arabic [PDF, 61KB].
Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: TahoeBlue on June 22, 2013, 10:35:23 pm
http://www.drudgereport.com
New scandal surrounding New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez, sources tell DRUDGE.. Developing late from NY POST...

http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/nj_state_of_affairs_uv9nrD55pWXg5WlpLflqHI
New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez wooed married woman: source
By ISABEL VINCENT and MELISSA KLEIN
Last Updated: 6:05 AM, June 23, 2013
Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: worcesteradam on October 27, 2013, 05:16:09 am
Billionaire Phillip Frost and his investment group have filed a plan in U.S. bankruptcy court to buy Boca Raton-based data company TLO.

The company filed for Chapter 11 protection from its creditors in May, listing $47 million in assets and $110 million in liabilities.

TLO was founded by Hank Asher, who died in January at age 61.

The company helps police identify and locate child predators, and conducts due diligence, threat assessment, identity authentication, fraud prevention and debt recovery for corporate clients. Asher has described it as more powerful than anything else he has come up with.

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Phillip Frost lived next door to Claudio Osario, a friend of Jeb Bush.
Claudio was sentence to 12 years in prison in September
Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: jofortruth on October 27, 2013, 08:35:43 am
Any politician who engages in ANY FORM OF GOVERNMENT CORRUPTION needs to be thrown out on their head! You find ONE INFRACTION, and they need to be gone (99% ALREADY HAVE THAT ONE INFRACTION)! We have put up with idiots, corrupt, easily bought off  childlike non leaders for far too long. TIME TO PURGE THE ENTIRE CONGRESS AND THE WHITE HOUSE. DECADES OF THESE LOWLIFES IN CONGRESS HAVE BROUGHT THE COUNTRY TO ITS KNEES (IGNORANCE AND COWARDICE IS NO EXCUSE IF YOU CALL YOURSELF A LEADER)! EVERY ONE OF THEM MUST BE HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR THEIR PART IN WHAT IS NOW HAPPENING! ENOUGH!

ONE STRIKE AND YOU ARE OUT - POLITICIANS! YOU PEOPLE ARE PATHETIC!

FIND SOME REAL AMERICANS, ADULTS, MEN WITH INTEGRITY TO REPLACE THESE ABSOLUTE FAILURES!

 >:(
Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: TahoeBlue on March 06, 2015, 01:32:53 pm
on drudge:

FEDS TO CHARGE SEN. MENENDEZ WITH CORRUPTION

http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/06/politics/robert-menendez-criminal-corruption-charges-planned/
First on CNN: Feds prepare criminal corruption charges against Senator Bob Menendez
By Evan Perez and Shimon Prokupecz, CNN
Updated 2:27 PM ET, Fri March 6, 2015

Washington (CNN)—The Justice Department is preparing to bring criminal corruption charges against New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez, a Democrat, alleging he used his Senate office to push the business interests of a Democratic donor and friend in exchange for gifts.
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The government's case centers on Menendez's relationship with Salomon Melgen, a Florida ophthalmologist who the senator has called a friend and political supporter. Melgen and his family have been generous donors to the senator and various committees the senator is associated with.
Title: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: TahoeBlue on March 09, 2015, 12:33:32 pm
interesting Menendez went against Obama on Cuba and now the old uption charges are back on the table ....

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2015/03/07/federal-corruption-charges-senator-menendez-allegedly-intervened-illegally-in-dominican-port-security-deal-and-9-million-medicare-overbilling-case/
Federal Corruption Charges: Senator Menendez Allegedly Intervened Illegally in Dominican Port Security Deal and $9 Million Medicare Overbilling Case

by Michael Patrick Leahy7 Mar 2015360

A federal grand jury in New Jersey is expected to return a bill of indictment on corruption charges against Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) within the next several weeks. According to media reports, prosecutors in the Department of Justice have presented the grand jury with compelling evidence that Menendez abused the power of his office to provide illegal help to his close friend, Dr. Salomon Melgen, a Florida ophthalmologist born in the Dominican Republic, on several business matters involving the federal government in return for financial favors.
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In January 2013, Menendez continued to pressure the executive branch to help Melgen with his Dominican security port deal, as Breitbart News reported:


[A] member of Senator Menendez’s staff [now identified as Kerri Talbot] e-mails officials at Customs and Boarder Protection at the Department of Homeland Security. The aide argues against an American donation of port security equipment to a second Dominican report, stating that the Dominican government may not use it properly. “Only by hiring the unnamed private contractor, the e-mail said, could the United States be assured that port security in the Dominican Republic would be enhanced,” according to the Times.

A well placed source in the Dominican Republic, very familiar with the details of the port security deal, tells Breitbart News the contract is still tied up in litigation, though a decision on its constitutionality may be coming down soon from the country’s Supreme Court of Justice.
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http://www.cnn.com/2015/03/06/politics/menendez-corruptoin-charges-obama-relationship/
Menendez: White House's least favorite Dem
By Stephen Collinson, CNN
Updated 1:09 PM ET, Mon March 9, 2015


Washington (CNN)—Sen. Robert Menendez might be a senior Democrat but he's no friend of the White House.

In fact, he's emerged as one of the most troublesome obstacles to President Barack Obama's legacy-building effort to end decades of U.S. estrangement with Cuba and Iran. He's also poked the administration on its troubled relationship with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, with whom he shares a hawkish outlook towards Tehran.

But the senior senator from New Jersey, 61, is now in the news for a different reason, after CNN first reported Friday that the Justice Department is preparing to bring criminal charges against him.

People briefed on the case say prosecutors plan to allege that Menendez used his Senate office to push the business interests of a Democratic donor and friend in exchange for gifts. The charges, which are expected to be formally laid within weeks, threaten to seriously imperil Menendez's political prospects at a time when his influence in Washington has rarely been greater.

Menendez is currently the ranking Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, after serving briefly as chairman when his predecessor John Kerry left to become Secretary of State and before Democrats lost the Senate majority last year.

But his position in the minority belies his influence.
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Title: Re: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: TahoeBlue on April 05, 2015, 05:35:19 pm
Funny how this works out ... Menendez targeted for unpopular opinion on Cuba and Israel and Iran ...
Most likely will beat the charges but it gets him out of the way ...



http://www.breitbart.com/video/2015/04/05/abcs-karl-menendez-indictment-likely-to-quell-challenges-to-iran-deal/
ABC’s Karl: Menendez Indictment Likely to Quell Challenges to Iran Deal
by Pam Key
5 Apr 2015

Sunday on ABC’s “This Week,” chief White House correspondent Jonathan Karl said the indictment of  Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ), who is a strong supporter of Israel and opposes President Barack Obama going ahead with an Iran nuclear deal without congressional  approval, will make it harder for Republicans to persuade other Democrats to go against the president and override a veto on Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) legislation calling for congressional oversight.

Martha Raddatz asked, “Sen. Robert Menendez who was indicted on corruption charges. He pleaded not guilty to counts of bribery, corruption, fraud. He’s temporarily stepping down as the ranking member of the foreign relations committee, right as Iran is coming up. He was the principal critic on Iran. Will it make a difference?”

Karl said, “If you had written this in a ‘House of Cards’ script, it would have been thrown out. The idea that the president’s most powerful democratic critic of the Iran deal goes down, indicted just before the deal is announced, nobody is suggesting a connection, but it sure does have an impact and it will it will be harder for Republicans to get a veto-proof majority to challenge the deal.”
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As a side note what is Clinton doing going to the same exclusive Hooker/Drug resort in the DR?
This is also related to Jeff Epstein Caligula billionaire ...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-3023369/Secret-Service-hotel-bill-hits-104-000-Bill-Hillary-vacationed-luxury-Dominican-resort-senator-accused-corruption-previously-stayed-wealthy-donor.html

Secret Service hotel bill hits $104,000 as Bill and Hillary vacationed at luxury Dominican resort where senator accused of corruption previously stayed with wealthy donor

Clintons' New Year's vacation included stay at Casa de Campo, where Sen. Bob Menendez spent time with Salomon Melgen, the wealthy donor at the center of his criminal charges

Bill Clinton's previous visits to Casa de Campo included at least one trip where he stayed with Melgen, according to the doctor's former secretary
Power couple stayed there with Alfy Fanjul, a billionaire sugar baron who owns the resort and played a small part in the Monica Lewinsky scandal
Dominican newspaper reported that they discussed Hillary's presidential ambitions
Melgen has contributed $8,600 to Hillary Clinton's senate and presidential campaigns
Published: 12:34 EST, 2 April 2015  | Updated: 14:25 EST, 2 April 2015
By David Martosko, Us Political Editor For Dailymail.com 

Bill and Hillary Clinton spent $104,000 in taxpayer money on hotel rooms for Secret Service agents when they vacationed in the Dominican Republic over the New Year's holiday.

A Dominican news report says the power couple spent part of their trip staying with sugar barons Alfy and Pepe Fanjul at Casa de Campo, a private Dominican resort they own


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http://dailycaller.com/2015/01/13/will-the-jeffrey-epstein-pedophile-case-snare-clinton/
Will The Jeffrey Epstein Pedophile Case Snare Clinton?
2:56 PM 01/13/2015
...

“Elitism” is really about people who believe, because they have huge amounts of power, money, and connections, that the rules of society that the common man or woman must follow do not apply to them
. Jeffrey Epstein was running a well- organized sex trafficking ring that provided underage girls for himself and his pedophile friends, many of whom were VIP figures in business and politics with names you would recognize. Epstein ‘bought” a girl from Eastern Europe and  was gifted three 12 years olds for his birthday by a wealthy European pedophile pal.

Virginia Roberts, known in a new lawsuit as Jane Doe #3, was the precious jewel of Jeffrey Epstein, who sexually abused her and pimped her to his friends. Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s pedophile girlfriend, was the one who snared Virginia into the Epstein web when she was a mere 15 years of age and working as a towel girl at a local Palm Beach  spa in 1998. Ghislaine, one of several pedo recruiters for Epstein, Roberts became a sex slave and child prostitute who worked for Epstein for the next three years. Virginia, now 30 and a mother of three, says that she still cries at night when she thinks of Epstein. Many of these girls, now women, still cry when they think of what Jeffrey Epstein and his circle of VIP pedophiles did to them — how they stole their innocence.
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Roberts said Epstein trafficked children to politicians, Wall Streeters and A- listers  to curry favor, to advance his business, and for political influence. Courageous Virginia Roberts says that Epstein also made her have sex multiple times with both Prince Andrew and Epstein’s close friend Alan Dershowitz. Prince Andrew is currently getting shelled in the British media and very few Royal observers are sticking their necks out to support him.
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It is a no brainer that Jeffrey Epstein should have been charged with sex trafficking and put away for a minimum of twenty years for all the damage he has wreaked on so many young girls, according to reports as young as fourteen.

Epstein’s legal troubles belatedly began in March 2005 when a fourteen year old girl told her parents that she had been sexually molested by the Wall Street billionaire. Palm Beach police carefully investigated Epstein for a year and built a detailed probable cause affidavit against him that included five molestation victims of Epstein and 40 others they suspected.
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The fix was in.

Instead of a quick indictment of Epstein, followed by pressuring him with the hopes of getting him to plea bargain and give up the other co-conspirators in his massive sex trafficking ring, Barry Krischer made the unusual decision to call a grand jury to review the case.

In Florida, Grand juries are generally restricted to capital cases. Krischer presented evidence to that grand jury in 2006 and what came back was mindboggling — a one-count indictment of Epstein for solicitation of a prostitute. Nothing about raping a 14-year-old girl; nothing about running a massive underage sex trafficking ring for VIP pedophiles. Those adults who supplied him with children and the rich and powerful he catered to have gone unpunished.

A neutral observer could conclude that that State Attorney Krischer had been corrupted by the pedophiles and had intentionally tanked the case behind the secrecy of a grand jury, or that Krishcher was one of the most incompetent State Attorneys ever to serve in Florida.


Oh the Hillary - Billy connection .... POTUS .... or Caligula ...

(http://nostalgiacentral.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/caligular_014.jpg)
Caligula Caesar and Sister Drusilla ..

http://observer.com/2015/03/the-jeffrey-epstein-affair-imperils-hillary-clintons-presidential-prospects/
The Jeffrey Epstein Affair Imperils Hillary Clinton’s Presidential Prospects

The case of the high-flying (alleged) pedophile reveals a broken American political process
By Ken Silverstein | 03/25/15 10:15am   


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What hardball PR and legal tactics will Hillary Clinton’s campaign use to try to make this potential problem—which could potentially derail her planned presidential bid—disappear? Will those tactics work, or is Ms. Clinton’s campaign already dead, even if the exact time of the funeral is not yet known?

Why is the Left-Wing Media Machine pretending that anyone who asks questions about the Epstein-Clinton connection is a paid stooge of the Right-Wing Media Machine?
And why is the Right-Wing Media Machine, which would normally be gleefully talking about this or any sordid affair involving the Clintons, being unusually reserved in hyping the case? (Hint: Because some notable conservatives and prominent supporters of Israel — a constituency that used to reside solidly in the Democratic camp but which the GOP in recent years has been wooing, with some notable success— have been implicated in the Epstein scandal too.)

How did our political and media elites ever become so hopelessly corrupt?

For those of you who haven’t heard much about the Jeffrey Epstein, he is a 62-year-old billionaire and major donor to the Democratic Party. The story erupted after Virginia Roberts gave a sworn statement in a federal court filing that claimed (as reported here by Radar) that that under Mr. Epstein’s tutelage she “was a teen sex slave forced to have sex with Prince Andrew” and that she also saw Bill Clinton on Mr. Epstein’s “orgy island.”
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But Bill Clinton’s conduct, in and out of office, suggests he is a sexual predator without a conscience and has used his power—even the power of the Oval Office—to win sex from many women. That doesn’t mean Bill Clinton has no appeal to women and every woman who ever had sex with him was a “victim.” But some of them were.
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Bill Clinton is not running for president now but Hillary Clinton is. She must love him at some level but it seems clear she stayed in the marriage at least in part because she believed it would further her own political ambitions. And in the end, her marriage may kill her political ambitions because her husband may be subpoenaed to testify about Jeffrey Epstein. And that probably won’t help Ms. Clinton’s poll numbers (in swing states or anywhere) because most Americans understand that a potential first gentleman should probably not be consorting with pedophiles.
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http://aanirfan.blogspot.com/2015/01/epsteins-black-book-mind-control.html
Wednesday, 14 January 2015
Anonymous commented:

Jeffrey Epstein's Black Book is a veritable Who's Who of Mk-Ultra (CIA-Mossad mind control) and OperationMockingbird (CIA-Mossad control of the media worldwide) agents and victims.

 The 97-page address book details multiple addresses, phone numbers, e-mails and other contact information for:

 Bill Clinton, Donald Trump, crypto-Jew John Kerry, various members of the Kennedy clan, Tony Blair...
Title: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: TahoeBlue on September 05, 2017, 09:53:18 am
So now things are coming full circle ... Justice delayed is what?

No mention of the drug traffic in the DomRep or the prostitutes  hmmm ;;;;


https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/23/nyregion/robert-menendez-trial-senate-votes.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FMenendez%2C%20Robert
Menendez Is Denied Reprieve From Corruption Trial to Cast Senate Votes
By NICK CORASANITI
AUG. 23, 2017

NEWARK — When the 115th Congress returns to Washington on Sept. 5, Senator Robert Menendez will likely be absent: His federal corruption trial is set to begin here the following day.

But when the Senate moves to vote on major bills during the fall – including on the debt ceiling, his plan to overhaul the National Flood Insurance Program, even an unpredictable major foreign policy decision – Senator Menendez will be caught between his desire to remain in front of jurors and his congressional obligation to fight for his constituents.

His lawyers brought this issue before Judge William H. Walls on Tuesday, hoping to minimize the impact any court absence might have.

They made three requests: delay the start of the trial until after the fall congressional session; agree to postpone the trial on days when a key vote would be taking place; or have the judge formally explain to the jury that the senator could not be in court because he was in Washington.

(Judge) Mr. Walls dismissed all three requests.

That will put the senator in a bind. Usually, defendants like to be as visible as possible in front of jurors, even if they are not testifying. But floor votes in the Senate can only be cast by sitting senators. Mr. Menendez will have to decide which to sacrifice.

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Should Mr. Menendez, a Democrat, be found guilty and removed from the Senate, his replacement would be appointed by the sitting governor. If that happens before Jan. 17, Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican
, would likely appoint a member of his own party, tipping the Senate one more vote in the Republicans’ favor. Should it extend beyond Mr. Christie’s tenure, the next governor, potentially Philip D. Murphy, a Democrat who is leading in the polls by more than 20 points, would make the appointment.
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The jury selection comes more than two years after Mr. Menendez was indicted on eight bribery counts, the result of a federal investigation into Mr. Menendez’s relationship and dealings with Dr. Melgen.

Mr. Menendez is charged with receiving luxury hotel rooms, flights on Mr. Melgen’s private jet and donations to a Democratic super PAC in exchange for political advocacy, lobbying and favors, such as intervening to help obtain visas for Mr. Melgen’s college-age girlfriends from Brazil, Ukraine and the Dominican Republic.

Mr. Menendez is also accused of lobbying the Obama administration to change the Medicare reimbursement policy, which would have brought a financial windfall for Mr. Melgen.
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Opening arguments are set to be heard on Sept. 6. Judge Walls told the jury that he expected the trial to last six to eight weeks.
Title: Re: FBI Investigating Top Dem Senator For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: TahoeBlue on September 05, 2017, 09:56:58 am
ttps://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/04/nyregion/senator-robert-menendez-new-jersey-trial.html?rref=collection%2Ftimestopic%2FMenendez%2C Robert
Menendez Trial Set to Begin With Tensions High and Washington Watching

By NICK CORASANITI
SEPT. 4, 2017

NEWARK — The senator paused in a corridor of the federal courthouse here last month to oblige a beckoning courtroom sketch artist.
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For the first time in 36 years, a sitting United States Senator is facing a federal bribery trial, one that comes as a bitterly divided Congress reconvenes amid the unrelenting turbulence of the Trump administration.

Since his indictment more than two years ago, Mr. Menendez, a Democrat, has steadfastly proclaimed his innocence, and last week he reiterated that. “I am going to be exonerated,” he said in a brief interview on Wednesday with reporters following a rally protesting President Trump’s immigration policies.

Mr. Menendez is charged with 12 corruption-related counts, including six counts of bribery and three counts of honest services fraud.
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Title: Re: FBI Investigating Dem Senator Menendez For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: TahoeBlue on September 05, 2017, 10:06:15 am
look at earlier posts about agents moving drugs thru Dominican Rep ports  ....  Punta Cana Airport,

https://dominicantoday.com/dr/local/2017/04/12/us-agent-could-get-life-for-helping-smuggle-drugs-from-dominican-rep-efe/

Local April 12, 2017 | 7:56 pm
US agent could get life for helping smuggle drugs from Dominican Rep.: EFE

New York.- A US Customs agent in New York’s JFK airport on Wednesday was charged with conspiring to import more than 45 kilos of cocaine into the country and another 5 kilos into US territory from the Dominican Republic, EFE reports.

The official, Fernando Marte, who appeared in federal district court in Brooklyn today allegedly tried to facilitate the entry of more than 40 kilos of drug helping the smugglers who came from the Caribbean country.

In a statement, the Justice Dept. says Marte, an US CBP officer, approached two individuals at the airport on 7 February while on duty, accompanied them to retrieve two suitcases from the luggage claim area.

The 28-year-old also allegedly helped one of the traffickers pass through the terminal’s secondary inspection point.

After registering the pieces however, other customs agents found 45 packages containing cocaine, and further investigations revealed that Marte had escorted another drug dealer from the Dominican Republic in at least one other occasion.

Marte who prosecutors say began facilitating the smuggling of  drugs through JFK in January 2016, faces a minimum of 10 years in jail and a maximum of life in prison if convicted.

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related:

http://www.dominicanwatchdog.org/page-CNN:_Dom_Rep_arrests_35_police-military_plus_4_French_in_Punta_Cana_drug_bust
CNN: Dom Rep arrests 35 police/military plus 4 French in Punta Cana drug bust

(CNN) -- Authorities in the Dominican Republic have arrested 35 people -- including military, police and customs officials -- in a drug bust at the country's busiest airport.

The arrests were made in connection with the seizure of a private jet carrying 682 packets of cocaine in 26 suitcases, the country's drug enforcement agency said Thursday.

The plane had been scheduled to leave the Punta Cana International Airport for France, with a layover in the Azores, authorities said.

A lieutenant colonel, a major and four captains were among those arrested, authorities said. Four Frenchmen also were arrested.

The arrests were made after an investigation that began seven months ago, as investigators also tracked other cases involving the shipment of hundreds of kilograms of cocaine to different countries in Europe, drug enforcement officials said.

Jail, bail set in 700ks of cocaine seized at Punta Cana Airport

earlier:

https://www.justice.gov/usao-sdny/pr/manhattan-us-attorney-announces-extradition-dominican-republic-its-former-drug-control
Manhattan U.S. Attorney Announces The Extradition From The Dominican Republic Of Its Former Drug Control Operations Chief On Narcotics Trafficking Charges

Preet Bharara, the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Brian R. Crowell, Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Division of the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (“DEA”), and James T. Hayes, Jr., the Special Agent-in-Charge of the New York Field Office of the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (“ICE”) Homeland Security Investigations (“HSI”), announced today that FRANCISCO ANTONIO HIRALDO-GUERRERO, a former Dominican military official and former chief of operations for the Dominican National Directorate for Drug Control (the “DNCD”), was extradited from the Dominican Republic on charges of conspiracy to import and distribute hundreds of kilograms of cocaine in the United States. HIRALDO-GUERRERO, a citizen of the Dominican Republic, arrived in the Southern District of New York on April 5, 2013. He was presented in U.S. Magistrate Court on Saturday.

...

www.nbcnewyork.com - The former head of anti-drug operations in the Dominican Republic was sent to New York on charges he was actually a drug dealer, according to federal prosecutors.

Francisco Antonio Hiraldo-Guerrero, a former Dominican military official, was extradited on charges of conspiracy to import and distribute hundreds of kilograms of cocaine into the U.S.

U.S Attorney Preet Bharara said it was "a classic case of the 'fox guarding the hen house.' Francisco Antonio Hiraldo-Guerrero was a corrupt public official who exploited his position atop the Dominican Republic’s drug control office to facilitate the importation of massive quantities of cocaine into the United States."


http://www.reuters.com/article/us-usa-courts-guerrero/ex-dominican-anti-drug-official-pleads-guilty-to-drug-charges-idUSKBN0FY2CT20140729
Ex-Dominican anti-drug official pleads guilty to drug charges
July 29, 2014 / 2:40 PM / 3 years ago

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The former chief operating officer of the Dominican Republic’s main counter-drug agency pleaded guilty on Tuesday to U.S. charges that he conspired with drug traffickers to transport cocaine into the United States.

At a hearing in U.S. district court in Manhattan, Francisco Hiraldo Guerrero, 54, said he was part of the traffickers’ conspiracy. He said he had reached an agreement with prosecutors and was waiving his right to a trial.
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He faces a prison sentence of at least 10 years under U.S. law. He also agreed to forfeit about $1 million to the U.S. government.
Title: Re: FBI Investigating Dem Senator Menendez For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: jofortruth on September 28, 2017, 12:19:25 pm
Study: CNN Barely Covers Menendez Trial; Provided Nonstop Coverage for Ted Stevens in ’08


http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2017/09/28/study-cnn-barely-covers-menendez-trial-provided-nonstop-coverage-for-ted-stevens-in-08/


Where are you, CNN?
Title: Re: FBI Investigating Dem Senator Menendez For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: TahoeBlue on November 14, 2017, 03:00:33 pm
In todays MSM black hole ...

They DISMISSED A JUROR and now they are DEADLOCKED !!!


 http://www.cnn.com/2017/11/13/politics/new-jury-deliberations-robert-menendez/index.html
Menendez jury deadlocks, judge orders them to keep trying to reach a verdict
By Laura Jarrett and Sarah Jorgensen, CNN
Updated 7:52 PM ET, Mon November 13, 2017

Newark, New Jersey (CNN)A federal jury in New Jersey informed the judge Monday that it is deadlocked on all 12 counts in Sen. Bob Menendez's corruption case.


Judge William Walls ordered the seven-woman, five-man jury home for the day to "clear their heads" and return Tuesday morning at 9:30 a.m. ET.
It was a dramatic turn of events in a trial now entering its eleventh week.

The New Jersey Democrat faces charges of conspiracy, bribery and honest services fraud related to abusing the power of his office. Prosecutors say the senator accepted more than $600,000 in political contributions, a luxurious hotel suite at the Park Hyatt in Paris and free rides on a private jet from a wealthy ophthalmologist, Dr. Salomon Melgen, in exchange for political favors.
Last week, a dismissed juror predicted a hung jury.

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wayback machine :

(https://pbs.twimg.com/media/DOSEQE5UQAAMPgU.jpg)

http://www.cnn.com/2017/09/20/politics/bob-menendez-salomon-melgen-dominican-republic/index.html
An inside look at Sen. Menendez's vacation spot in the Dominican Republic

(http://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/170919231159-menendez-exhibit--2-exlarge-169.png)
Title: Re: FBI Investigating Dem Senator Menendez For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: jofortruth on November 14, 2017, 03:51:30 pm
Menendez trial in turmoil as jurors admit hearing explosive comments

http://www.nj.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/11/judge_questions_menendez_jury_over_dismissed_juror.html

http://www.nj.com/news/index.ssf/2017/08/menendez_jury_selection_set_to_begin_inside_the_in.html

Menendez corruption and bribery trial: What to know
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/11/14/menendez-corruption-and-bribery-trial-what-to-know.html

So, where are the calls from Congressmen for Menedez to resign? Disgusting!

USA v. Menendez
https://www.politico.com/f/?id=0000015e-33cd-df04-a5df-b7ef52610001
Title: Re: FBI Investigating Dem Senator Menendez For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: jofortruth on November 16, 2017, 12:46:57 pm
BREAKING: Judge Declares Mistrial in Dem Sen. Menendez Corruption Trial

http://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2017/11/breaking-judge-declares-mistrial-dem-sen-menendez-corruption-trial/


Throw this guy out of the Senate, NJ! The hypocrisy needs to end.

Title: Re: FBI Investigating Dem Senator Menendez For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: jofortruth on January 19, 2018, 07:17:35 pm
DOJ Files Notice of Intent to Re-Try Sen. Robert Menendez on Bribery and Corruption Charges

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/19/doj-files-notice-of-intent-to-re-try-sen-robert-menendez-on-bribery-and-corruption-charges/


Title: Re: FBI Investigating Dem Senator Menendez For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: jofortruth on February 01, 2018, 03:37:01 pm
SHOCK: DOJ Files Motion to Dismiss Indictment of Sen. Robert Menendez for Public Co

http://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/01/31/shock-doj-files-motion-to-dismiss-indictment-of-sen-robert-menendez-for-public-corruption/
Title: Re: FBI Investigating Dem Senator Menendez For Sex with Underage Dominican Hookers
Post by: TahoeBlue on October 29, 2018, 11:00:36 am
Yeah a Hung jury ...  no tampering  there .... oh no ...

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/justice-departments-seeks-to-toss-out-charges-against-sen-menendez/2018/01/31/19a3094c-06a8-11e8-b48c-b07fea957bd5_story.html?utm_term=.505896eeb03b
Judge dismisses all charges against Sen. Menendez following request from prosecutors
By Devlin Barrett
January 31

A federal judge dismissed all charges against Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) Wednesday, following a request from prosecutors ? a legal surrender in a high-profile test of the Justice Department's enforcement of public integrity laws.

Prosecutors filed a short motion asking U.S. District Court Judge Jose Linares to "dismiss the superseding indictment'' against Menendez, and the request was granted hours later.
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The move to dismiss charges is a complete reversal from the position taken by prosecutors just two weeks earlier, when they filed notice to the court they intended to keep pursuing the case after the first trial ended in a hung jury.

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