According to a Washington Post article, a federal grand jury is investigating U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) in connection with his alleged lobbying efforts on behalf of a Dominican friend and heavy campaign contributor, Dr. Salomon Melgen.
The Washington Post yesterday, reported that the escort who appeared on tape accusing Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) of paying her for sex, has recanted.
The escort, Nexis de los Santos Santana, 23, said in an affidavit she was hired by lawyer Miguel Galvan to do a taped interview with journalists in mid-October. Galvan explained to her that a false account was needed for a divorce case. De los Santos said she was surreptitiously taped implicating Menendez, Melgen and prominent Dominican lawyer Vinicio Castillo Selmán, Melgen’s cousin, in hiring prostitutes.
“Those are my words and that is me, but it does not reflect the truth,” de los Santos said in her affidavit.
FEC records indicate Dr. Salomon Melgen’s financial support is not limited to only Democrats in office. Records show that Dr. Melgen and his wife Flor Melgen have donated a combined total of nearly $20,000 to GOP House Representatives’ Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL). Both Representatives have Cuban backgrounds and reside in southern Florida.
After a full week of stone-walling reporters, Senator Robert Menendez finally broke his silence on the alleged scandal that involves him, a top donor, and several prostitutes, some allegedly underage.
Interviewed by CNN’s Dana Bash, the Senator was quoted as saying:
Voxxi Defends Co-Founder Dr. Salomon Melgen, Drug Cartels and the Vinicio Castillo Semán Connection (Update: Voxxi DELETES Article) (Update: Republishes)
Voxxi, a Latin American digital media organization co-founded by Dr. Salomon Melgen has released a post defending the “dignity” of Dr. Melgen.
Melgen, whose office was recently raided by the FBI, is at the center of an ongoing investigation that includes U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D – New Jersey). The two are suspected of participating in sex parties with underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic.
The Miami Herald reported yesterday that frequent visitors of the now infamous Dr. Salomon Melgen included President Bill Clinton.
According to the article, the Doctor would hold lavish fundraisers in his 5,000 sq. foot “Casa de Campo” house in the Dominican Republic.