Source: Menendez Flew on Melgen’s Plane in Unreported 2008 Trip to Dominican Republic

Posted by on Feb 12, 2013 at 9:49 pm

Get out that checkbook, Bobby. Time to write another one. Better yet, just resign already.

Sen. Robert Menendez took at least one more trip to the Dominican Republic on the plane of a doctor and campaign donor than he has publicly admitted, according to sources who spent time with the New Jersey Democrat on the unreported visit.

Menendez, already under fire for his association with a South Florida doctor and political contributor whose offices were raided by the FBI on Jan. 29, visited the Dominican Republic on the doctor’s private jet in 2008 and took part in an exclusive private golf charity tournament, the sources said.

Sources said Menendez flew on Dr. Salomon Melgen’s plane to the Dominican Republic in April that year for the invite-only Sugar Open golf tournament at Casa de Campo, an exclusive vacation resort popular with American visitors. While there, Menendez stayed at the doctor’s Casa de Campo villa, the sources said.

“He was on the doc’s jet in 2008 — that I guarantee,” a source who attended the same event told

The senator did not report the 2008 trip in his annual disclosure forms, according to records reviewed by Depending on how the trip was funded, it’s possible he was not required to. But claims Menendez attended the 2008 golf tournament would appear to conflict with a recent statement from the senator’s office that he only flew on the donor’s plane in 2010.

Representatives for both Melgen and Menendez did not return requests from for comment.

It was an so-called oversight the last time. Now it’s obvious he’s hiding something.

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