Menendez Spox Denies Prostitution Allegations: ‘Politically Motivated’

January 30, 2013 10:03 a.m.

A spokesman for Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) on Wednesday said allegations that the senator had contact with prostitutes while visiting the Dominican Republic with a wealthy campaign contributor are “politically motivated” and “false.”

The Miami Herald reported that the FBI Tuesday night raided the office of Dr. Salomon Melgen, “focusing on Melgen’s finances and the allegations about Menendez’s trips and contact with prostitutes.”

“Dr. Melgen has been a friend and political supporter of Senator Menendez for many years,” the senator’s spokesman told the New Jersey Star-Ledger. “Senator 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.”

In November, The Daily Caller published interviews with two purported prostitutes from the Dominican Republic who claimed to have had sex with menendez at a home Melgen owns in Casa de Campo.

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