• December 10, 2023

ALERT: Top Democrat Senator Indicted On Big Time Bribery Charges…

According to the Department of Justice, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and his wife Nadine have been charged with bribery.

The charge comes after the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Damian Williams, launched a corruption investigation into Menendez, who has been a member of the Senate since 2006 and chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

“A press event will be held today at 11:00 a.m. to announce the unsealing of an indictment charging Robert Menendez, U.S. Senator from New Jersey, and his wife, Nadine Menendez, with bribery offenses in connection with their corrupt relationship with three New Jersey businessmen,” the DOJ said in a statement.

Menendez is charged with bribery conspiracy, honest services fraud conspiracy, and extortion under color of official power.

According to the indictment, Menendez and his wife had a corrupt relationship with New Jersey businessmen Wael Hana, Jose Uribe, and Fred Daibes, who allegedly paid the senator hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes. The bribes, according to the DOJ, were designed to safeguard the merchants while also benefiting Egypt.

“Those bribes included cash, gold, payments toward a home mortgage, compensation for a low-or-no-show job, a luxury vehicle, and other things of value,” the indictment said. Federal authorities reportedly found gold bars and cash stuffed throughout the senator’s home that they traced back to the businessmen Menendez allegedly worked with. 

“Over $480,000 in cash — much of it stuffed into envelopes and hidden in clothing, closets, and a safe — was discovered in the home,” the indictment said. Photos included in the indictment included pictures of gold bars and hundred-dollar bills that had been stuffed in clothing.

Menendez is also accused of ghostwriting a letter to other senators urging them to support lifting a moratorium on $300 million in military aid to Egypt, a document that was purportedly crafted in collaboration with his wife and the businesspeople in issue. Other sections of the indictment center on Menendez’s participation with IS EG Halal, a company authorities claim was used to funnel bribery money and one of the businessman’s alleged payments for a Mercedes Benz used by Nadine Menendez.

Menendez has been embroiled in a number of scandals throughout his service in the Senate, and he has previously been indicted on bribery charges.

Menendez was charged on bribery charges in 2015 for allegedly collecting “luxury vacations, golf outings, campaign donations, and expensive flights” in exchange for political favors from Florida physician Salomon Melgen. Melgen was convicted in April by a federal jury in Florida on “67 charges for operating what prosecutors called a massive scheme that robbed Medicare of up to $105 million,” according to the Palm Beach Post. Menendez was never convicted since his trial ended in a mistrial.

Prosecutors began investigating Menendez in 2012 after receiving information that he was having sex with teenage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic.

The legal way is to have your son take the bribes through shell companies you own.


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