Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) has been accused of accepting $60,000 from a donor in return for political favors.
On Thursday, prosecutors built their case, saying that Salomon Melgen and his family in May 2012 gave the money to the New Jersey Democratic Party and Menendez’s legal defense fund as a bribe. The two men are on trial after being charged with “conspiracy, bribery, honest services fraud, and related charges,” Philly.com reported.
Among other things, Menendez reportedly helped Melgen obtain visas for his foreign mistresses. Melgen was convicted earlier this year on 67 charges related to health care fraud and his scheme stealing $105 million from Medicare.
Why isn’t this sordid political drama all over the news? Columnist Phil Kerpen joined “The Glenn Beck Radio Program” today to share the details from a trial that seems to be flying under everyone’s radar.