Feds Nab Illegal Immigrant Working for Senator
Menendez intern also a sex offender: AP
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Dec 12, 2012 4:04 PM CST
US Senator Robert Menendez is seen in this file photo.   (AP Photo/Mel Evans)

(Newser) – Federal authorities have quietly arrested an 18-year-old unpaid intern working for Robert Menendez, alleging that he is both an illegal immigrant and a registered sex offender, the AP reports. If that weren't scandalous enough, one official says that Homeland Security told agents to hold off on the arrest until after the 2012 election, in which Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, was defending his seat.

Authorities nabbed Luis Abrahan Sanchez Zavaleta on Dec. 6 and still have him in custody. Officials say he entered the country years ago on a visa from Peru that has since expired. He was required to register as a sex offender after an unspecified 2010 incident—because he was a minor at the time, details of the case are sealed. Since then, he's been working for Menendez on—what else?—immigration issues. The senator is a notable advocate for immigration-friendly policy.

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Wrongdirection
Dec 13, 2012 5:52 PM CST
arrest this guy and jail them and all the ones involved in any delay in preforming their duties in taken this person into custody! Arrest Them! Lock them up. Their not helping this country!
reallybig
Dec 13, 2012 8:45 AM CST
The Obama Homeland Security Team of moron, idiots, and imbeciles, who are mostly Democrats who lack any intelligence, and support illegals cause the African Obama is one too, has finally arrested an illegal sex offender? --- AND then the cheap Democrat Senator Menendez didn't even pay him minimum wage, but used him like a slave? --- Another Democrat using the system, saying he's helping illegals? ------- REALLY?
Steve4freedom
Dec 12, 2012 9:11 PM CST
Napolitano's secret terrorist group("Homeland security") told to hold off the investigation??? Wow, that's like soviet-america. DemocRATS are corrupted, marxist, pedophiles. Period. I wonder when the FBI starts its investigation into Napolitano's maffia?