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Tipster opens door for FBI probe of New Jersey's Sen. Menendez

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By The Washington Post
Saturday, Feb. 16, 2013, 9:18 p.m.
 

WASHINGTON — A team of FBI agents has been conducting interviews in recent weeks in the Dominican Republic and the United States, looking into allegations that Sen. Robert Menendez, D-N.J., patronized prostitutes in the Caribbean nation, but has found no evidence to support the claim, according to two people familiar with the investigation.

One person said agents have asked about whether a Florida eye doctor — a close friend and major campaign donor to Menendez — provided the senator with prostitutes on vacations there. Another person said investigators are looking into allegations involving underage prostitutes and sex parties.

The two, who spoke on the condition of anonymity said FBI agents are following leads provided by an unknown tipster.

Menendez has denied the prostitution allegations.

“As we have said all along, Sen. Menendez welcomes any review because his actions have been appropriate, and we believe the facts will confirm that,” a Menendez aide said Friday.

 

 
 


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