By Tracey Eaton (alongthemalecon.blogspot.com)
HAVANA TIMES —Sen. Bob Menéndez really knows how to take care his pals, especially his wealthy doctor friend Salomon Melgen, according to a 68-page indictment.
The indictment states:
Melgen offered and gave, and Menéndez solicited and accepted from Melgen, things of value, including domestic and international flights on private jets, first-class domestic airfare, use of a Caribbean villa, access to an exclusive Dominican resort, a stay at a luxury hotel in Paris, expensive meals, golf outings, and tens of thousands of dollars in contributions to a legal defense fund.
Melgen offered and gave, and Menéndez solicited and accepted from Melgen, hundreds of thousands of dollars of contributions to entities that benefitted Menéndez’s 2012 Senate campaign, in exchange for requested exercises of Menéndez’s offcial authority.
The indictment further states that Menéndez helped Melgen get a visa for his Brazilian girlfriend, and Melgen helped pay her expenses at the University in Miami through his foundation, aimed at meeting the educational needs of “disadvantaged persons.”
The Menéndez File