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FBI Investigates Menendez

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Trenton, New Jersey (My9NJ) - A scandal is developing around New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez which involves his suspected ties to two fugitive Ecuadorian bankers who allegedly used family campaign contributions to avoid deportation.

Brothers, William and Roberto Isaias allegedly stole $100 million from the bank they were running in Ecuador and now the government there has been making numerous attempts through the state department to try to get them to face justice there. Meanwhile, Senator Menendez has been advocating and even personally written letters to senior members of the Department of Homeland Security in support of these men.

Menendez was already being investigated by the FBI for his relationship with one of his biggest political donors who was apparently involved with Medicaid fraud. Now, the FBI is questioning his long standing relationship with the Isaias brothers and whether or not he is helping them stay in the United States in exchange for their political contributions.

Menendez answered questions about this incident during an event last week at St. Peter’s University in Jersey City.

“First of all, the actions which would normally be taken, were taken several years ago before I ever became chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. I wasn’t the chairman at the time the inquiries were made and I haven’t made any since,” he said.


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