Mon, Feb 04, 2013 - Page 3 News List

Taiwan Caucus co-chair embroiled in scandal

By William Lowther  /  Staff reporter in WASHINGTON

Menendez has spoken to the US Department of State about the contract and appears to have lobbied for it. In addition, Melgen has made large financial donations to Menendez’s re-election campaigns.

“Dr Melgen has been a friend and political supporter of Senator Menendez for many years,” the senator’s office said.

A senatorial aide added that there was nothing improper in Menendez advocating for Melgen’s business interests.

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