The FBI raided the office Dr. Salomon Melgen in West Palm Beach Florida Tuesday and Wednesday, allegedly looking into whether or not the eye doctor provided free trips and underage prostitutes to United States Senator Bob Menendez, according to a report in The Miami Herald. I
Federal agents filled up boxes and bags of evidence from Melgen’s office, who is a contributor to various politicians including Menendez, which was then transported away in several vans, the report says.
The U.S. Department of Health and Services was also on the scene, meaning that medicaid fraud could also be a part of the investigation, The Miami Herald wrote.
Menendez has released a statement to various media outlets denying any wrongdoing by the North Bergen native/former Union City mayor.
“Dr. Melgen has been a friend and political supporter of Senator Menendez for many years. 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.”
The Daily Caller ran an article on Nov. 1 where two women alleged that Menendez paid them to have sex at Melgen’s Dominican Republic mansion. Since then, FOX News reported that the Senator was being investigated for having sex with underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic.