Corrupt douchebag Bob Menendez failed to get a federal corruption case against him dropped, so now Menendez must face a trial for the charges of bribery and fraud for his illegal dealings with Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen.
Criminal Democrat senator Bob Menendez has been accused of giving political favors to a criminal Florida eye doctor, in exchange for campaign contributions and gifts – all of which are crimes that are against the law.
Bob Menendez apparently illegally received about $750,000 in contributions from Melgen, in exchange for political favors at the expense of the American taxpayer.
Ophthalmologist in chief at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia, Dr. Julia Haller, called Melgen’s practices “abusive”, “unconscionable” and “horrifying”.
The criminal Florida eye doctor, Salomon Melgen, was already found guilty of Medicare fraud in one of the biggest health-care fraud convictions in the nation, which robbed Medicare out of as much as $105 million, and could send Melgen to prison for as long as 20 years. Melgen is also included as a defendant in the trial against Menendez.
It’s good that Democrat senator Bob Menendez is being forced to stand trial because Menendez and all of the “untouchable” Democrat criminal assholes in our government need to be held accountable for their crimes.
The vast majority of New Jersey voters also think the criminally corrupt Democrat senator Bob Menendez should have already resigned.
A last-ditch attempt by Democratic senator Bob Menendez (N.J.) to avoid a federal corruption trial slated to start next month was rejected by a federal judge on Wednesday.
Menendez, accused of giving political favors to Florida eye doctor Salomon Melgen in exchange for campaign contributions and gifts, asked that the case against him be dismissed on account of the Supreme Court’s 2016 decision to overturn the corruption conviction of former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell (R.).
Menendez’s attorneys argued that none of the alleged assistance he offered Melgen were “official acts,” and therefore, based on the Supreme Court’s McDonnell decision, the legal argument against him was invalid.
U.S. District Court Judge William Walls said the determination of whether Menendez performed an “official act” in his attempts to benefit Melgen will be made during the trial, which is set to begin on Sept. 6.
“Whether the acts alleged in the Superseding Indictment satisfy the definition of an ‘official act’ under McDonnell is a factual determination that cannot be resolved before the Government has the opportunity to present evidence at trial,” wrote Walls in his rejection of the dismissal request.
Menendez received campaign contributions from Melgen, in addition to flights on private jets and luxury vacations.
Prosecutors allege Menendez asked government officials to assist Melgen in his billings dispute with the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Melgen was found guilty in April of Medicare fraud.
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