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    NJ Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges

    Silly little liberal boy.

    WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. Bob Menendez has been charged with using his office to improperly benefit a Florida eye doctor and political donor.

    A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted the New Jersey Democrat on charges including conspiracy to commit bribery and wire fraud.

    Prosecutors had been investigating whether Menendez improperly advocated for the business interests of Dr. Salomon Melgen, including by intervening on the doctor's behalf in a medical billing dispute.

    Menendez has acknowledged that he flew on Melgen's private plane to the Dominican Republic and failed at first to properly pay for the trips. He later made reimbursements.

    Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has previously said he's done nothing wrong and that he and Melgen have been close friends for a long time.


    NJ Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges
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    Re: NJ Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges

    I smell a book deal, perhaps a movie.
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    Re: NJ Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges

    One down, five hundred to go.
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    Re: NJ Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    Silly little liberal boy.

    WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez has been charged with using his office to improperly benefit a Florida eye doctor and political donor.

    A federal grand jury on Wednesday indicted the New Jersey Democrat on charges including conspiracy to commit bribery and wire fraud.

    Prosecutors had been investigating whether Menendez improperly advocated for the business interests of Dr. Salomon Melgen, including by intervening on the doctor's behalf in a medical billing dispute.

    Menendez has acknowledged that he flew on Melgen's private plane to the Dominican Republic and failed at first to properly pay for the trips. He later made reimbursements.

    Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has previously said he's done nothing wrong and that he and Melgen have been close friends for a long time.


    NJ Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges
    I have to say it's refreshing that the Obama administration's Justice Department has found a crime they wish to prosecute.
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    Re: NJ Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I have to say it's refreshing that the Obama administration's Justice Department has found a crime they wish to prosecute.
    Menendez is not tight with the administration.
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    Re: NJ Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    Menendez is not tight with the administration.
    Clearly!
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    Re: NJ Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges

    Quote Originally Posted by AliHajiSheik View Post
    Menendez is not tight with the administration.
    No but he likes other tight things...
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    Re: NJ Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    I smell a book deal, perhaps a movie.
    Hollywood tends to shy away from the sex trade in movies, mostly because they are one.
    To refuse the obligations of international leadership ... for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solve problems is unpatriotic. As unpatriotic, as an attachment to any other tired dogma of the past that Americans consigned to the ash heap of history. -- Senator John McCain

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    Re: NJ Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges

    Oh, and Right after BO's two deadlines for Iran has passed and they have no deal. Right at the time Menendez and Kirk are going to push forward the bill for sanctions on Iran. Quite a coincydincy there, huh?

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    Re: NJ Sen. Bob Menendez indicted on federal corruption charges

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    I have to say it's refreshing that the Obama administration's Justice Department has found a crime they wish to prosecute.
    And no doubt by coincidence-against a senator who is openly critical on the regimes foreign policy.

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