Corruption Charge Near for Sen. Menendez



The Justice Department reportedly plans to charge Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey with corruption for doing political favors for a donor and friend.

“People briefed on the case say Attorney General Eric Holder has signed off on prosectors’ request to proceed with charges,” CNN reports.

The FBI has been investigating Menendez’s relationship with Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen, on whose plane the senator flew to the Dominican Republic in 2010. In 2013, Menendez paid back Melgen $58,000 after not disclosing the flight.

Menendez has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing. Menendez, a Democrat, was reelected in 2012 and is considered a leading voice of reason on Iran and Russia in the Senate. He is strongly pro-Israel and friend of the Jewish community. Read more at CNN.

{Gavriel Newscenter}


  1. Once the Senator spoke against Obama regarding Iran (just like Anthony Weiner spoke up in defense of Israel against Obama) he was thrown under the bus!