Menendez Took Another Dominican Flight: Report

Anonymous sources say donor gave him at least one more ride than he's admitted

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 12, 2013 2:17 PM CST

(Newser) – The hits keep coming for embattled Sen. Robert Menendez. Sources are telling Fox News that the New Jersey Democrat took at least one more trip to the Dominican Republic on a campaign donor's private plane than he has publicly admitted. The sources say Salomon Melgen flew Menendez there in 2008 for a charity golf tournament, and put him up in his Casa de Campo villa.

"He was on the doc's jet in 2008—that I guarantee," says one source who attended the tournament. Menendez didn't list that trip on his annual disclosure forms. Depending on how the flight was paid for, that might not be a problem legally, but it does contradict the senator's previous statement that he flew on Melgen's plane only in 2010.

Sen. Robert Menendez, D-NJ, is seen on Capitol Hill.
Sen. Robert Menendez, D-NJ, is seen on Capitol Hill.   (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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