FBI Raids Fla. Doc With Ties to Sen.

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This is probably not the type of “foreign policy connections” chairmen of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee are supposed to have. FBI agents on Tuesday raided the home of a Florida doctor who is accused of allegedly providing free trips and underage prostitutes from the Dominican Republic to New Jersey Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez. Dr. Salomon Melgen, a contributor to Menendez, has an outstanding lien of $11.1 million on taxes owed from 2006 to 2009—and is reportedly being investigated for his finances and the alleged prostitution ties. The allegations couldn’t come at a worse time for Menendez, who is expected to be the next chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee after John Kerry resigns to become the next secretary of state.