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Sen. Menendez Employed Registered Sex Offender & Illegal Immigrant: Source
The Associated Press is reporting that Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey employed a registered sex offender and undocumented worker as his unpaid intern.
By Cecilia Duffy | Wednesday, Dec 12, 2012 | Updated 4:24 PM

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez employed as an unpaid intern in his Senate office an illegal immigrant who was a registered sex offender, now under arrest by immigration authorities, The Associated Press has learned. The Homeland Security Department instructed federal agents not to arrest him until after Election Day, a U.S. official involved in the case told the AP.

Luis Abrahan Sanchez Zavaleta, an 18-year-old immigrant from Peru, was arrested by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents in front of his home in New Jersey on Dec. 6, two federal officials said. Sanchez, who entered the country on a now-expired visitor visa from Peru, is facing deportation and remains in custody. The officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss details of Sanchez's immigration case.

A spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement did not immediately respond to a request for further details.

Menendez, D-N.J., who advocates aggressively for pro-immigration policies, was re-elected in November with 58 percent of the vote. Congressional staffers who work for Menendez were notified about Sanchez's case shortly after the arrest. Sanchez told ICE agents that he worked on immigration issues for the senator. A spokesman for Menendez said she was looking into the matter.

Online jail records did not indicate whether Sanchez has an attorney. Immigration officials there were relaying a request from the AP to speak with Sanchez in jail.

The prosecutor's office in Hudson County, N.J., said Sanchez was found to have violated the law in 2010 and subsequently required to register as a sex offender. The exact charge was unclear because Sanchez was prosecuted as a juvenile and those court records are not publicly accessible. The prosecutor's office confirmed to AP that Sanchez registered as a sex offender, although his name does not appear on the public registry.

Authorities in Hudson County notified ICE agents in early October that they suspected Sanchez was an illegal immigrant who was a registered sex offender and who may be eligible to be deported. ICE agents in New Jersey notified superiors at the Homeland Security Department because they considered it a potentially high profile arrest, and DHS instructed them not to arrest Sanchez until after the November election, one U.S. official told the AP. ICE officials complained that the delay was inappropriate, but DHS directed them several times not to act, the official said.

It was not immediately clear why federal immigration authorities would not have been notified sooner about Sanchez's status.

During discussions about when and where to arrest Sanchez, the U.S. reviewed Sanchez's application for permission to stay in the country as part of President Barack Obama's policy to allow up to 1.7 million young illegal immigrants avoid deportation and get permission to work for up to two years. As a sex offender, he would not have been eligible. U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, which oversees the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, notified Sanchez of that shortly before his arrest, one official said.

During the final weeks of President George W. Bush's administration, ICE was criticized for delaying the arrest of President Barack Obama's aunt, who had ignored an immigration judge's order to leave the country several years earlier after her asylum claim was denied. She subsequently won the right to stay in the United States after an earlier deportation order, and there was no evidence of involvement by the White House.

In that case, the Homeland Security Department had imposed an unusual directive days before the 2008 election requiring high-level approval before federal agents nationwide could arrest fugitive immigrants including Zeituni Onyango, the half-sister of Obama's late father. The directive from ICE expressed concerns about ``negative media or congressional interest,'' according to a copy of that directive obtained by AP. The department lifted the immigration order weeks later.
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Hey Bobster, I have to deal with this effing worm here in New Jersey that they keep re-electing. Spics and Kikes in abundance in NJ US Senate
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I grew up around Pumpkinhead in Hudson County, NJ.. He and his spic amigos are totally corrupt thugs.

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Menendez In Underage Hooker Scandal

New Jersey Democratic Senator Robert "Pumpkinhead" Menendez has been allegedly caught in a sex scandal involving underage prostitutes, according to published sources.

Senator Menendez, who is divorced, allegedly used taxpayer dollars to pay for the hookers from the Dominican Republic.

News of the scandal broke late Wednesday night on The Drudge Report, and was later reported in full Thursday morning from The Daily Caller.

Senator Menendez would allegedly fly down to the Dominican Republic and have orgies with the underage prostitutes. It is claimed that not only did he have sex with them, but the senator helped direct them to other politicians. It is not known who the others in question are.

The allegations are being made from two of the prostitutes, who felt they were underpaid by the senator. The girls were able to positively identify Senator Menendez when shown a picture of him. It is not known if more women are going to step forward.

The scandal is also drawing in campaign donor Salomon Melgen, an ophthalmologist and owner of an eye clinic in Florida. Melgen has donated $14,700 to Senator Menendez’s campaigns since 1993, according to federal records.

Menendez spokeswoman Tricia Enright said in an e-mail she would not respond to “a completely false accusation.”

Senator Menendez is the Junior Senator from New Jersey. He was first appointed to fill the seat in January 2006 when it was vacated by Jon Corzine, and was then elected to his own full six-year term in the 2006 U.S. Senate election.

Senator Menendez is currently up for re-election to a second full term. His challenger is Republican Joseph Kyrillos.
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A fellow Hudson County resident!

Ever notice that all the County and city executives comes out of city hall with newspapers in front of their faces?

Jeremiah Healy, a drunk Irishman that is a negroid and spic ass kisser
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Oh, I left the turd world barrio of WNY, NJ three decades ago. I couldn't take the cane-cutters and the crooked micks and dagos who sold us out to them.
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Senator Bob Menendez


Friend with a benefit: Dr Melgen gave trips on his private plane to Sen. Menendez

In a little-noticed email published online Wednesday by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a young Dominican woman wrote nine months ago that she slept with 59-year-old New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez at a series of sex parties organized by Dr. Salomon Melgen, a longtime Menendez campaign donor.

“That senator also likes the youngest and newest girls,” the woman wrote on April 21, 2002, according to an English translation provided to The Daily Caller by a native Spanish speaker.

“In the beginning he seemed so serious, because he never spoke to anyone, but he is just like the others and has just about the same tastes as the doctor, very refined. I think they were taking us more often to get us checked [medically] because of him.”

TheDC is not disclosing the woman’s name because she may have been a minor when her alleged sexual encounters with Menendez occurred. Four different Spanish speakers who reviewed TheDC’s translation of her letter all said her Spanish writing indicated someone who was very young and unsophisticated.

CREW chose to publish her name, despite her concerns for her safety. (RELATED: Emails show FBI investigating Sen. Bob Menendez for sleeping with underage Dominican prostitutes)

“I do not want to have problems with those people,” she wrote, adding that she believed “I can trust you, that you will help us, and that nothing bad will happen to the other young girls, to me, or to my family.”

“The thing that worries me the most is that if they know that I spoke with someone they will find me,” she added.

The young woman wrote that she was recruited as an escort from an adult escort service called the Doll Palace, and that the code word “chocolate” would summon her and other girls to Melgen’s sex parties. She offered specific recollections of Melgen’s preferred pimp, the homes where she slept with his house guests for money, and the phone number her calls would come from.

Her account of the sex parties Menendez allegedly attended in the Dominican Republic is the most detailed to surface since TheDC first began reporting on the story in November.

She told her story to a tipster who forwarded the email to CREW; it was not included with the cache of documents he published online on Jan. 24. TheDC was first to report on that dossier about Sen. Menendez, which included an interview transcript in which a different women claimed she was 16 when she began sleeping with him.

That young prostitute said she had sex with Menendez “three times at least” in 2009. “The first one in February, and then in May and June. I recall his visit in June so well because that month was my 17th birthday.”

The woman whose email CREW released on Wednesday also recalled a sexual encounter with Menendez near her birthday, but said hers was in a different month.

“The first time I saw him was more than three years ago at the beginning of March, because it was around my birthday,” she wrote.

Melgen, she added, had Menendez as a house guest for sex parties regularly.

“His good friend [Menendez] is very important in the United States,” she wrote. “I met him in those house activities and just by looking at him one knows that he is very important and has money. I didn’t know he was a United States Senator; that was something that Peter [Williams] told me. … I know that the Senator comes from Miami with the doctor, but I do not know where he lives.”

In her email, the woman wrote that she became disenchanted with the initial glamour of partying with a wealthy doctor and his friend the U.S. senator.

“During some yacht outings it was when I realized I needed to get out of there,” she wrote, “because these people are so important and they do whatever they want with the world. … Look, there are many things I prefer not to remember and it is hard for me to talk about them too. I got into this world to find the money, but many things have happened.”

“There is a lot of hypocrisy. They are all very political and all, but I saw them doing things with those young girls and saying things so many times that they cannot trick me into believing that they are good, trusting people.”

She added that her sister is still caught up in the Dominican Republic’s prostitution scene.

“I also don’t want anything to happen to the girls who don’t know yet how this world they were born in works,” she wrote. “I want you to help me take them away, especially because I have a sister who is still in it.”

On Wednesday CREW released a collection of email correspondence related to the Menendez case that it collected in 2012. The group also released a letter it sent to the Department of Justice and the FBI on July 17, 2012, asking for a formal investigation.
In May 2012, CREW also referred the investigation to ABC News investigative producer Rhonda Schwartz. Despite being the first news outlet to learn of the allegations against Senator Menendez, the network has yet to air a story about the scandal. (RELATED: Major media outlets mum on Menendez FBI raid)

The FBI raided Melgen’s flagship clinic Tuesday night, hauling away evidence in what an FBI source told TheDC is an investigation tied directly to Menendez’s alleged illicit sexual activity with minors in the Dominican Republic. (RELATED: Woman at Melgen’s home says “these things happen all the time”)

A complete translation of the email follows, along with a copy of the original in Spanish.

I went to both of the doctor’s houses when they took us. The bigger one is the one I went to the most, that is in La Romana. They would let me and the other girls know with [the word] “chocolate.” The telephone they used was 809-***-****. The gifts they gave us were very expensive and the pimp is a bodyguard, the tallest one with the green eyes, who paid the girls. The pimp sometimes used to take us to see a medic for some checkups, because they are in charge of all of our health. He told me once that he lived in Bayaguana. I have a good impression of R*****, the chauffer that said I remind him of his daughter. He is very good to me. The first time I met him was when I worked at the Doll Palace.

The house where they always take us is in La Romana. I have been in the room with the doctor and other male friends of his, the one at the end of the hallway past the patio that has the fountain. At other times I have been in the great room with the crystal windows, but the place I liked to be the most — and so do all of us — is on the terrace and in the pool, which is close to the golf club.

The doctor does not like to share the lovers that he likes. For two years he liked me, but after he brought in R******* it wasn’t the same because he preferred another one. He never shared Y******, but he was very upset because she went to bed with one of his friends and he did not like that at all. His good friend is very important in the United States. I met him in those house activities and just by looking at him one knows that he is very important and has money. I didn’t know he was a United States Senator; that was something that Peter [Williams] told me. That Senator also likes the youngest and newest girls. In the beginning he seemed so serious, because he never spoke to anyone, but he is just like the others and has just about the same tastes as the doctor, very refined. I think they were taking us more often to get us checked because of him. The first time I saw him was more than three years ago, at the beginning of March because it was close to my birthday. There was another important man also there.


I remember another occasion a few months later when I also saw him. That time they called us to visit, but then they did not want to let us in. At the entrance the guards asked for identification, even though they never do it because the doctor’s people are always looking for girls. But that time I don’t know what happened. I don’t think he was in the house because he was out with his friend the American Senator; there was a scandal and they told us many disgusting things, it even came out in a radio show called Z101. It wasn’t until a few hours later that it was like nothing had happened, and I saw that important American, that Senator, with the doctor.

His friend is nice to us, but also has his preferences. I know that he likes to go “to let loose in the countryside” so no one will bother him. That is what one of them told me, but the pimp always tells us that these activities are very private and we can’t comment on them to anyone so that we can keep going and earn our money.

I know that the Senator comes from Miami with the doctor, but I do not know where he lives. During some yacht outings it was when I realized I needed to get out of there, because these people are so important and they do whatever they want with the world. There was V*******, who goes to many of the doctor’s functions and makes up things with the young girls, and then forces them to do the same things with the doctor’s friend. And he really liked it and wanted to take her to another place, but I don’t know where. They threatened those girls and told them to not talk, and that they couldn’t leave.

Look, there are many things I prefer not to remember and it is hard for me to talk about them too. I got into this world to find the money, but many things have happened. There is a lot of hypocrisy. They are all very political and all, but I saw them doing things with those young girls and saying things so many times that they cannot trick me into believing that they are good, trusting people.

I do not want to have problems with those people but Peter told me that I can trust you, that you will help us, and that nothing bad will happen to the other young girls, to me, or to my family.


Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2013/01/31/do...#ixzz2JbMVtg3G

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-Republic.html

The Associated Press searched six years of office and travel-related expenses for Menendez's U.S. Senate office and found no reports reflecting payments to Melgen or trips aboard Melgen's plane.

The AP also found no apparent reimbursement to Melgen in more than six years' worth of campaign expenses on file with the Federal Election Commission.

Records filed in Palm Beach County show an Internal Revenue Service lien against Dr Melgen of more than $11.1 million for unpaid taxes from 2006 through 2009.

Prior liens for taxes from 1998 to 2002 were subsequently withdrawn, records show.

Despite Dr Melgen's financial problems, he and his family have contributed at least $357,000 to candidates and committees since 1998, according to Florida and federal campaign records.
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Dr. Salomon Melgen, whose offices were raided by the FBI, is a generous man who craved the limelight, his former office manager said.


Complex portrait of doctor linked to Menendez probe

BY AMY SHERMAN, ALFONSO CHARDY AND DANIEL CHANG

dchang@MiamiHerald.com

By most appearances, Dr. Salomon Melgen embodies the great American immigrant success story: A native of the Dominican Republic, Melgen has earned renown as one of South Florida’s leading eye surgeons. He owns a sprawling, waterfront home in North Palm Beach valued at about $3 million. He gives generously to charities and rubs elbows with prominent politicians.

“He’s a man that loves the limelight. He always has,’’ said Patricia Goodman, 70, a former office administrator and personal assistant to Melgen, who is now at the center of two FBI probes, one involving published allegations that he provided free trips to the Dominican Republic and prostitutes for U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat.

Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has called the allegations a politically motivated smear by a right-leaning website.

FBI agents raided Melgen’s West Palm Beach office Tuesday night, apparently seeking records related to the second investigation, one involving possible Medicare fraud. The feds continued to search the premises on Wednesday, joined by agents from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, suggesting that the raid was linked to Medicare.

Lawrence Duffy, a criminal defense attorney representing Melgen, said his client is unaware of the reason for the FBI raid.

“The government has not informed Dr. Melgen what its concerns are,’’ Duffy said in an email to The Miami Herald. “However, we are confident that Dr. Melgen has acted appropriately at all times.’’

Goodman said Melgen never hosted a fundraiser for Menendez during the time that she worked for the doctor from about 1989 to 1999. But she planned all of Melgen’s parties during those years, and said he helped raise millions for political campaigns — and had a blast doing it.

“He liked the excitement of it,’’ Goodman said on Wednesday from her home in Palm Harbor on Florida’s Gulf Coast. “He liked being with the big shots. That was his thing. He was very impressed with the politicians.’’

The politicians were equally impressed with Melgen, 58.

Among the politicians whom Melgen has befriended, and for whom he has hosted private fundraisers at his 5,000-square-foot home: former U.S. Sens. Christopher Dodd and Bob Graham, late Florida Gov. Lawton Chiles — who also was a patient of Melgen’s — former President Bill Clinton, and Leonel Fernández, former president of the Dominican Republic.

Goodman noted that Bill and Hillary Clinton vacationed at the doctor’s home in Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic, and that he became good friends with Terry McAuliffe, former Democratic National Committee chairman and co-chair of Clinton’s 1996 reelection campaign.

“He used to go to Dr. Melgen’s home in Casa de Campo and play golf all the time,’’ Goodman said of McAuliffe.

Behind Melgen’s conspicuous success and powerful friendships, though, Goodman said, she also saw a man who behaved recklessly in his private life.

“There were things going on that I didn’t like, not necessarily in the office,’’ she said. “His personal life got to take a toll on me.’’

So much so, Goodman said, that she declined to return to work for Melgen in 1999 after she was diagnosed with cancer.

Melgen could not be reached at his home, office or on cell phones or by email Wednesday, but his office issued a statement regarding Melgen’s relationship with Menendez:

“Dr. Melgen has been a friend and political supporter of Sen. Menendez for many years,’’ the statement read.

“Sen. Menendez has traveled on Dr. Melgen’s plane on three occasions, all of which have been paid for and reported appropriately. Any allegations of engaging with prostitutes are manufactured by a politically motivated, right-wing blog and are false.’’

Menendez, who was first accused of improprieties in the conservative Daily Caller website in November, has denied what he calls the “fallacious allegations.’’ He has not yet directly addressed his relationship with Melgen.

Interviews with Melgen’s former employees and acquaintances paint a picture of an exceedingly generous man who struggled to adapt as an immigrant and succeeded wildly in his medical career and in various business ventures, including founding a Hispanic-themed digital media outlet, VOXXI.com, which is based in Coral Gables.

He donated $15,000 at a recent fundraiser for experimental research into a rare muscular-degenerative disease that afflicts the 2-year-old son of Art Estopinan, the chief of staff of Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a Republican of Miami.

“He is an angel. I consider him to be an angel,’’ said Estopinan, his voice breaking into sobs. “This is the only hope my son has.’’

Goodman said Melgen “has got a really big heart for people. We used to see thousands of people that had no insurance, just write it off. He did that. He would never turn anybody away if they didn’t have the money.’’

A woman who holds a high-level position at the Dominican Healthcare Association of Florida, which gave Melgen its lifetime honorary member award in April 2012, said she was surprised about the allegations.

“I was shocked,” she said, adding that she always regarded Melgen as a professional totally devoted to his work.

“I see him as a great professional of great trust whose patients hold in high regard,” the woman said.

The woman remembered that when Melgen accepted the award at a gala dinner at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables he talked about the difficulties he had adjusting to the United States as an immigrant.

No one has a specific date when Melgen immigrated to the United States, but the woman at the Dominican Healthcare Association said it was possible he arrived in the late 1970s.

Melgen graduated in 1978 from the Pedro Henríquez Ureña National University in Santo Domingo, and by 1980 was doing an internship at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut.

He found professional and financial success in South Florida, where he says he was the first physician to perform out-patient eye surgery in 1986.

But Palm Beach court records show Melgen also has faced financial problems — including multiple IRS liens for millions of dollars.

One lawsuit hints at complications in his personal life. Melgen’s company, Vitreo-Retinal Consultants, sued Yuddehiris Dorrejo in 2000 amid a business dispute that involved a close relationship with Melgen.

Online records available immediately at the Palm Beach Courthouse Wednesday did not contain the full case file, but a four-page order by Palm Beach Circuit Court Judge John Wessel dismissing the case in March 2002 summarized the details of the legal dispute.

In October 1998, Dorrejo came to Florida and met Melgen at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Palm Beach County.

“Thereafter, an intimate romantic relationship developed,” the judge wrote.

Then Dorrejo entered into an oral agreement with Vitreo-Retinal Consultants, which was owned and controlled by Melgen.

Melgen’s company had agreed to make a $700,000 loan for Dorrejo’s interest in a franchise retail store in the Dominican Republic.

Melgen acknowledged it was his idea to set up an account with Northern Trust Bank in Palm Beach County because his company had a relationship with that bank.

“Melgen claims that such a large sum of money would not be deposited by a normal person as a gift for a romantic relationship,” the judge wrote.

But Dorrejo claimed that she was not a resident of Florida and doesn’t engage in business in Florida and that “the consideration for the money deposited in Northern Trust Bank was the intimate romantic relationship between Dorrejo and Melgen,” the judge wrote.

Dorrejo told the court that she had not breached any contract and that, “The money bestowed upon her by her lover, Melgen, was without any obligation for repayment” wrote the judge, who granted Dorrejo’s motion to dismiss it.

Dorrejo, who could not be reached for comment on Wednesday, also reported that Melgen owns property in the Dominican Republic and advertises medical services there.

The doctor cuts an impressive figure in the Caribbean island nation.

In 2009, Melgen’s son was married at Santo Domingo’s historic cathedral, the oldest in the Americas, in a ceremony blessed by Dominican Catholic Cardinal Nicolás de Jesús López. The wedding was covered by Dominican newspapers, which published photos of the well-heeled guests.

In May 2010 — a date that corresponds with allegations of alcohol- and prostitute-fueled parties at Melgen’s Casa de Campo house —


Melgen hosted a dinner honoring Menendez in which he said, “For me, Mr. Menendez is not the leader of the Hispanic-American in the United States, but a leader of Hispanics in all the Americas.’’
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Following Raid Of Political Donor’s Office, Sen. Menendez Denies He Was With Dominican Prostitutes
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Robert "Pumpkinhead" Menendez’s office said Wednesday that he traveled three times on a plane owned by a prominent Florida political donor but that the trips were paid for and reported appropriately. At the same time, Menendez’s office said unsubstantiated allegations the senator engaged in sex with prostitutes in the Dominican Republic are false.

The FBI searched the West Palm Beach, Fla., office of the donor — eye doctor Salomon Melgen — on Tuesday night and early Wednesday, but it was unclear if the raid was related to Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat.

Records filed in Palm Beach County show an Internal Revenue Service lien against Melgen of more than $11.1 million for unpaid taxes from 2006 through 2009. Prior liens for taxes from 1998 to 2000 were subsequently withdrawn, records show.

The Daily Caller, a conservative website, reported shortly before the November election that Menendez traveled on Melgen’s private plane to the Dominican Republic to engage in sex with prostitutes.

Menendez’s office said that any accusations of engaging with prostitutes “are manufactured by a politically motivated right-wing blog and are false.”

At FBI headquarters in Washington, spokesman Jason Pack said the bureau “cannot comment on the existence or status of an investigation.” Justice Department spokeswoman Tracy Schmaler also declined to comment.

On Tuesday, Menendez became chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, succeeding Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass.

Menendez’s office said Melgen has been a friend and political supporter of the senator for many years and that the three trips that Menendez took have been “paid for and reported appropriately.”

Menendez’s office did not say whether the three trips were to the Dominican Republic or elsewhere. The statement did not say whether the trips were paid by Menendez personally or by his senatorial or his campaign accounts, nor did it specify how they were reported.

If Menendez did not pay for the trips, he would have to report them on annual financial disclosure forms as gifts. If he paid for the trips from his Senate office account, he would have to report them on Senate office forms. And if he used campaign funds, he would have had to report the expense on Federal Election Commission forms.

The Associated Press searched six years of office and travel-related expenses for Menendez’s U.S. Senate office and found no reports reflecting payments to Melgen or trips aboard Melgen’s plane.

Melgen is involved in numerous businesses, all sharing the same address in West Palm Beach, according to records filed with the Department of State in Florida.

Late Tuesday and early Wednesday, FBI agents were seen inside the West Palm Beach building, walking its halls and standing beside shelves full of files.

The Daily Caller began publishing stories on its Internet website about Menendez and Melgen on Nov. 1, when it reported that two women from the Dominican Republic said Menendez paid them for sex earlier in 2012. Prostitution is legal in the Caribbean nation.

Melgen is listed as having an ownership interest in DRM Med Assist, which Federal Aviation Administration records show is the owner of a CL-600 Challenger plane. Flight records for the aircraft were not immediately available.

Melgen, a registered Democrat, has made $193,350 in political contributions since 1998, including $14,200 to Menendez, according to Federal Election Commission records. Menendez was chairman of the Senate Democratic Campaign Committee, which raises money for Democratic Senate candidates, from 2009-2011.

Melgen, 58, is a native of the Dominican Republic, where he earned his medical degree from the Universidad Nacional Pedro Henríquez Ureña in 1978. He has lived in the U.S. since at least 1980, holding an internship, residency and fellowship at hospitals in Connecticut, Missouri and Massachusetts, according to records filed with the Florida Department of Health.

Melgen has been licensed to practice in Florida since 1986 and purchased the West Palm Beach plot of land where he built his main office in 1991. Over the years, Melgen has become regarded as a top ophthalmologist, speaking at conferences and even operating on then-Gov. Lawton Chiles in 1997. The governor later appointed Melgen to a state panel on HMOs.

Calls to Melgen’s offices Wednesday were forwarded to an answering service where receptionists told callers to try back Thursday. Calls to Melgen’s home in North Palm Beach, which is appraised at $2.1 million, went unanswered.

On the website for his medical practice, Melgen writes: “I am always asked what sets me apart from most other doctors, and I would have to say that I do not consider myself to be a ‘cookbook’ physician. My patients are my number one priority, and when I am looking to treat a diagnosis I try to look at all the data at hand and extrapolate the best treatment instead of solely adhering to what the current ‘standard’ of treatment may be.”
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Vorlos orginally posted this article when our website went down; I am reposting it minus the pictures.

Senator Bob Menendez


Friend with a benefit: Dr Melgen gave trips on his private plane to Sen. Menendez

In a little-noticed email published online Wednesday by Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW), a young Dominican woman wrote nine months ago that she slept with 59-year-old New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez at a series of sex parties organized by Dr. Salomon Melgen, a longtime Menendez campaign donor.

“That senator also likes the youngest and newest girls,” the woman wrote on April 21, 2002, according to an English translation provided to The Daily Caller by a native Spanish speaker.

“In the beginning he seemed so serious, because he never spoke to anyone, but he is just like the others and has just about the same tastes as the doctor, very refined. I think they were taking us more often to get us checked [medically] because of him.”

TheDC is not disclosing the woman’s name because she may have been a minor when her alleged sexual encounters with Menendez occurred. Four different Spanish speakers who reviewed TheDC’s translation of her letter all said her Spanish writing indicated someone who was very young and unsophisticated.

CREW chose to publish her name, despite her concerns for her safety. (RELATED: Emails show FBI investigating Sen. Bob Menendez for sleeping with underage Dominican prostitutes)

“I do not want to have problems with those people,” she wrote, adding that she believed “I can trust you, that you will help us, and that nothing bad will happen to the other young girls, to me, or to my family.”

“The thing that worries me the most is that if they know that I spoke with someone they will find me,” she added.

The young woman wrote that she was recruited as an escort from an adult escort service called the Doll Palace, and that the code word “chocolate” would summon her and other girls to Melgen’s sex parties. She offered specific recollections of Melgen’s preferred pimp, the homes where she slept with his house guests for money, and the phone number her calls would come from.

Her account of the sex parties Menendez allegedly attended in the Dominican Republic is the most detailed to surface since TheDC first began reporting on the story in November.

She told her story to a tipster who forwarded the email to CREW; it was not included with the cache of documents he published online on Jan. 24. TheDC was first to report on that dossier about Sen. Menendez, which included an interview transcript in which a different women claimed she was 16 when she began sleeping with him.

That young prostitute said she had sex with Menendez “three times at least” in 2009. “The first one in February, and then in May and June. I recall his visit in June so well because that month was my 17th birthday.”

The woman whose email CREW released on Wednesday also recalled a sexual encounter with Menendez near her birthday, but said hers was in a different month.

“The first time I saw him was more than three years ago at the beginning of March, because it was around my birthday,” she wrote.

Melgen, she added, had Menendez as a house guest for sex parties regularly.

“His good friend [Menendez] is very important in the United States,” she wrote. “I met him in those house activities and just by looking at him one knows that he is very important and has money. I didn’t know he was a United States Senator; that was something that Peter [Williams] told me. … I know that the Senator comes from Miami with the doctor, but I do not know where he lives.”

In her email, the woman wrote that she became disenchanted with the initial glamour of partying with a wealthy doctor and his friend the U.S. senator.

“During some yacht outings it was when I realized I needed to get out of there,” she wrote, “because these people are so important and they do whatever they want with the world. … Look, there are many things I prefer not to remember and it is hard for me to talk about them too. I got into this world to find the money, but many things have happened.”

“There is a lot of hypocrisy. They are all very political and all, but I saw them doing things with those young girls and saying things so many times that they cannot trick me into believing that they are good, trusting people.”

She added that her sister is still caught up in the Dominican Republic’s prostitution scene.

“I also don’t want anything to happen to the girls who don’t know yet how this world they were born in works,” she wrote. “I want you to help me take them away, especially because I have a sister who is still in it.”

On Wednesday CREW released a collection of email correspondence related to the Menendez case that it collected in 2012. The group also released a letter it sent to the Department of Justice and the FBI on July 17, 2012, asking for a formal investigation.
In May 2012, CREW also referred the investigation to ABC News investigative producer Rhonda Schwartz. Despite being the first news outlet to learn of the allegations against Senator Menendez, the network has yet to air a story about the scandal. (RELATED: Major media outlets mum on Menendez FBI raid)

The FBI raided Melgen’s flagship clinic Tuesday night, hauling away evidence in what an FBI source told TheDC is an investigation tied directly to Menendez’s alleged illicit sexual activity with minors in the Dominican Republic. (RELATED: Woman at Melgen’s home says “these things happen all the time”)

A complete translation of the email follows, along with a copy of the original in Spanish.

I went to both of the doctor’s houses when they took us. The bigger one is the one I went to the most, that is in La Romana. They would let me and the other girls know with [the word] “chocolate.” The telephone they used was 809-***-****. The gifts they gave us were very expensive and the pimp is a bodyguard, the tallest one with the green eyes, who paid the girls. The pimp sometimes used to take us to see a medic for some checkups, because they are in charge of all of our health. He told me once that he lived in Bayaguana. I have a good impression of R*****, the chauffer that said I remind him of his daughter. He is very good to me. The first time I met him was when I worked at the Doll Palace.

The house where they always take us is in La Romana. I have been in the room with the doctor and other male friends of his, the one at the end of the hallway past the patio that has the fountain. At other times I have been in the great room with the crystal windows, but the place I liked to be the most — and so do all of us — is on the terrace and in the pool, which is close to the golf club.

The doctor does not like to share the lovers that he likes. For two years he liked me, but after he brought in R******* it wasn’t the same because he preferred another one. He never shared Y******, but he was very upset because she went to bed with one of his friends and he did not like that at all. His good friend is very important in the United States. I met him in those house activities and just by looking at him one knows that he is very important and has money. I didn’t know he was a United States Senator; that was something that Peter [Williams] told me. That Senator also likes the youngest and newest girls. In the beginning he seemed so serious, because he never spoke to anyone, but he is just like the others and has just about the same tastes as the doctor, very refined. I think they were taking us more often to get us checked because of him. The first time I saw him was more than three years ago, at the beginning of March because it was close to my birthday. There was another important man also there.


I remember another occasion a few months later when I also saw him. That time they called us to visit, but then they did not want to let us in. At the entrance the guards asked for identification, even though they never do it because the doctor’s people are always looking for girls. But that time I don’t know what happened. I don’t think he was in the house because he was out with his friend the American Senator; there was a scandal and they told us many disgusting things, it even came out in a radio show called Z101. It wasn’t until a few hours later that it was like nothing had happened, and I saw that important American, that Senator, with the doctor.

His friend is nice to us, but also has his preferences. I know that he likes to go “to let loose in the countryside” so no one will bother him. That is what one of them told me, but the pimp always tells us that these activities are very private and we can’t comment on them to anyone so that we can keep going and earn our money.

I know that the Senator comes from Miami with the doctor, but I do not know where he lives. During some yacht outings it was when I realized I needed to get out of there, because these people are so important and they do whatever they want with the world. There was V*******, who goes to many of the doctor’s functions and makes up things with the young girls, and then forces them to do the same things with the doctor’s friend. And he really liked it and wanted to take her to another place, but I don’t know where. They threatened those girls and told them to not talk, and that they couldn’t leave.

Look, there are many things I prefer not to remember and it is hard for me to talk about them too. I got into this world to find the money, but many things have happened. There is a lot of hypocrisy. They are all very political and all, but I saw them doing things with those young girls and saying things so many times that they cannot trick me into believing that they are good, trusting people.

I do not want to have problems with those people but Peter told me that I can trust you, that you will help us, and that nothing bad will happen to the other young girls, to me, or to my family.


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The Associated Press searched six years of office and travel-related expenses for Menendez's U.S. Senate office and found no reports reflecting payments to Melgen or trips aboard Melgen's plane.

The AP also found no apparent reimbursement to Melgen in more than six years' worth of campaign expenses on file with the Federal Election Commission.

Records filed in Palm Beach County show an Internal Revenue Service lien against Dr Melgen of more than $11.1 million for unpaid taxes from 2006 through 2009.

Prior liens for taxes from 1998 to 2002 were subsequently withdrawn, records show.

Despite Dr Melgen's financial problems, he and his family have contributed at least $357,000 to candidates and committees since 1998, according to Florida and federal campaign records.
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Dr. Salomon Melgen, whose offices were raided by the FBI, is a generous man who craved the limelight, his former office manager said.


Complex portrait of doctor linked to Menendez probe

BY AMY SHERMAN, ALFONSO CHARDY AND DANIEL CHANG

dchang@MiamiHerald.com

By most appearances, Dr. Salomon Melgen embodies the great American immigrant success story: A native of the Dominican Republic, Melgen has earned renown as one of South Florida’s leading eye surgeons. He owns a sprawling, waterfront home in North Palm Beach valued at about $3 million. He gives generously to charities and rubs elbows with prominent politicians.

“He’s a man that loves the limelight. He always has,’’ said Patricia Goodman, 70, a former office administrator and personal assistant to Melgen, who is now at the center of two FBI probes, one involving published allegations that he provided free trips to the Dominican Republic and prostitutes for U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat.

Menendez, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has called the allegations a politically motivated smear by a right-leaning website.

FBI agents raided Melgen’s West Palm Beach office Tuesday night, apparently seeking records related to the second investigation, one involving possible Medicare fraud. The feds continued to search the premises on Wednesday, joined by agents from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, suggesting that the raid was linked to Medicare.

Lawrence Duffy, a criminal defense attorney representing Melgen, said his client is unaware of the reason for the FBI raid.

“The government has not informed Dr. Melgen what its concerns are,’’ Duffy said in an email to The Miami Herald. “However, we are confident that Dr. Melgen has acted appropriately at all times.’’

Goodman said Melgen never hosted a fundraiser for Menendez during the time that she worked for the doctor from about 1989 to 1999. But she planned all of Melgen’s parties during those years, and said he helped raise millions for political campaigns — and had a blast doing it.

“He liked the excitement of it,’’ Goodman said on Wednesday from her home in Palm Harbor on Florida’s Gulf Coast. “He liked being with the big shots. That was his thing. He was very impressed with the politicians.’’

The politicians were equally impressed with Melgen, 58.

Among the politicians whom Melgen has befriended, and for whom he has hosted private fundraisers at his 5,000-square-foot home: former U.S. Sens. Christopher Dodd and Bob Graham, late Florida Gov. Lawton Chiles — who also was a patient of Melgen’s — former President Bill Clinton, and Leonel Fernández, former president of the Dominican Republic.

Goodman noted that Bill and Hillary Clinton vacationed at the doctor’s home in Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republic, and that he became good friends with Terry McAuliffe, former Democratic National Committee chairman and co-chair of Clinton’s 1996 reelection campaign.

“He used to go to Dr. Melgen’s home in Casa de Campo and play golf all the time,’’ Goodman said of McAuliffe.

Behind Melgen’s conspicuous success and powerful friendships, though, Goodman said, she also saw a man who behaved recklessly in his private life.

“There were things going on that I didn’t like, not necessarily in the office,’’ she said. “His personal life got to take a toll on me.’’

So much so, Goodman said, that she declined to return to work for Melgen in 1999 after she was diagnosed with cancer.

Melgen could not be reached at his home, office or on cell phones or by email Wednesday, but his office issued a statement regarding Melgen’s relationship with Menendez:

“Dr. Melgen has been a friend and political supporter of Sen. Menendez for many years,’’ the statement read.

“Sen. Menendez has traveled on Dr. Melgen’s plane on three occasions, all of which have been paid for and reported appropriately. Any allegations of engaging with prostitutes are manufactured by a politically motivated, right-wing blog and are false.’’

Menendez, who was first accused of improprieties in the conservative Daily Caller website in November, has denied what he calls the “fallacious allegations.’’ He has not yet directly addressed his relationship with Melgen.

Interviews with Melgen’s former employees and acquaintances paint a picture of an exceedingly generous man who struggled to adapt as an immigrant and succeeded wildly in his medical career and in various business ventures, including founding a Hispanic-themed digital media outlet, VOXXI.com, which is based in Coral Gables.

He donated $15,000 at a recent fundraiser for experimental research into a rare muscular-degenerative disease that afflicts the 2-year-old son of Art Estopinan, the chief of staff of Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a Republican of Miami.

“He is an angel. I consider him to be an angel,’’ said Estopinan, his voice breaking into sobs. “This is the only hope my son has.’’

Goodman said Melgen “has got a really big heart for people. We used to see thousands of people that had no insurance, just write it off. He did that. He would never turn anybody away if they didn’t have the money.’’

A woman who holds a high-level position at the Dominican Healthcare Association of Florida, which gave Melgen its lifetime honorary member award in April 2012, said she was surprised about the allegations.

“I was shocked,” she said, adding that she always regarded Melgen as a professional totally devoted to his work.

“I see him as a great professional of great trust whose patients hold in high regard,” the woman said.

The woman remembered that when Melgen accepted the award at a gala dinner at the Biltmore Hotel in Coral Gables he talked about the difficulties he had adjusting to the United States as an immigrant.

No one has a specific date when Melgen immigrated to the United States, but the woman at the Dominican Healthcare Association said it was possible he arrived in the late 1970s.

Melgen graduated in 1978 from the Pedro Henríquez Ureña National University in Santo Domingo, and by 1980 was doing an internship at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut.

He found professional and financial success in South Florida, where he says he was the first physician to perform out-patient eye surgery in 1986.

But Palm Beach court records show Melgen also has faced financial problems — including multiple IRS liens for millions of dollars.

One lawsuit hints at complications in his personal life. Melgen’s company, Vitreo-Retinal Consultants, sued Yuddehiris Dorrejo in 2000 amid a business dispute that involved a close relationship with Melgen.

Online records available immediately at the Palm Beach Courthouse Wednesday did not contain the full case file, but a four-page order by Palm Beach Circuit Court Judge John Wessel dismissing the case in March 2002 summarized the details of the legal dispute.

In October 1998, Dorrejo came to Florida and met Melgen at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Palm Beach County.

“Thereafter, an intimate romantic relationship developed,” the judge wrote.

Then Dorrejo entered into an oral agreement with Vitreo-Retinal Consultants, which was owned and controlled by Melgen.

Melgen’s company had agreed to make a $700,000 loan for Dorrejo’s interest in a franchise retail store in the Dominican Republic.

Melgen acknowledged it was his idea to set up an account with Northern Trust Bank in Palm Beach County because his company had a relationship with that bank.

“Melgen claims that such a large sum of money would not be deposited by a normal person as a gift for a romantic relationship,” the judge wrote.

But Dorrejo claimed that she was not a resident of Florida and doesn’t engage in business in Florida and that “the consideration for the money deposited in Northern Trust Bank was the intimate romantic relationship between Dorrejo and Melgen,” the judge wrote.

Dorrejo told the court that she had not breached any contract and that, “The money bestowed upon her by her lover, Melgen, was without any obligation for repayment” wrote the judge, who granted Dorrejo’s motion to dismiss it.

Dorrejo, who could not be reached for comment on Wednesday, also reported that Melgen owns property in the Dominican Republic and advertises medical services there.

The doctor cuts an impressive figure in the Caribbean island nation.

In 2009, Melgen’s son was married at Santo Domingo’s historic cathedral, the oldest in the Americas, in a ceremony blessed by Dominican Catholic Cardinal Nicolás de Jesús López. The wedding was covered by Dominican newspapers, which published photos of the well-heeled guests.

In May 2010 — a date that corresponds with allegations of alcohol- and prostitute-fueled parties at Melgen’s Casa de Campo house —


Melgen hosted a dinner honoring Menendez in which he said, “For me, Mr. Menendez is not the leader of the Hispanic-American in the United States, but a leader of Hispanics in all the Americas.’’
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