Friday, January 25, 2013
FBI investigating Hispanic politician for sleeping with underage prostitutes
Documents published online indicate that the FBI has 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. Menendez had purchased the services of prostitutes in that Caribbean nation at a series of alcohol-fueled sex parties. The documents 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.