The Many Faces of the Menendez Scandal

Dr. Salmon Melgen - The center of this entire controversy. A Dominican Republic native, with optometry offices in Miami and parts of South Florida. Last week, his office was raided by the FBI and is now under formal investigation for tax evasion, and alleged activity in the Dominican Republic with U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-New Jersey) and underage prostitutes. Having donated nearly $200,000 to Congressional Democrats and PAC’s, Dr. Melgen is one of Menendez’ top contributors.



U.S. Senator Robert Menendez - The New Jersey Democrat was appointed to the U.S. Senate seat in 2006 by then Governor John Corzine. Prior to his Senate career, Menendez previously served in the House of Representatives for 13 years. In his last 3 years in the House, he was the Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus. In late October, the Daily Caller broke the story that a man named Peter Williams had accused the Senator alongside Dr. Melgen of having sex parties in the Dominican Republic with underage prostitutes. Most recently, the Senator has ascended to one of the most powerful positions in his chamber. As Senator John Kerry leaves for the State Department, Senator Menendez became Chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations.


Peter Williams - A presumed alias for the man who broke the entire story on Dr. Melgen and Mr. Menendez. He first went to the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) accusing the two men of having sex parties in the Dominican Republic. Mr. Williams also claims he sent an email to the Senate Ethics Committee regarding Senator Menendez’ activities. It was later revealed in an interview between the Daily Caller and the prostitutes that some were underage at the time of the sex parties.



FBI Agent Regino Chavez - The lead FBI agent on the case. Chavez was able to contact Mr. Williams via email and obtain additional testimony from Mr. Williams as well as several prostitutes that supported Mr. Williams accusations. Although Chavez was able to obtain many testimonies, and emails, the FBI agent was unsuccessful in getting Mr. Williams to meet in the United States.




Alicia Menendez - Senator Menendez’ daughter. Alicia is a contributor to several news organizations and was a top adviser to several of her father’s campaigns. She is a self proclaimed Feminist and a leading politcial voice in women’s issues.




Vinicio “Vinicito” Castillo Seman - Dr. Melgen’s lawyer from the Dominican Republic. In an article written by Voxxi’s co founder Emilio Sanchez, Mr. Seman is quoted as blaming greedy businessmen and drug cartels as the source of the allegations involving Dr. Melgen and Senator Menendez. Coincidentally, the Daily Caller released testimony from one of the prostitutes who claimed Vinicio was the “architect” of the sexual activities that would take place with Senator Menendez in the Dominican Republic.



Svitlana Buchyk - In a breaking story from - The photo of this sex worker was released earlier today. She is seen in the picture, exiting from a plane that has been confirmed as Dr. Melgen’s. It is also the plane that Senator Menendez has frequently used to join Dr. Melgen in their trips to the Dominican Republic. Peter Williams noted in his testimony that she is one of the most regular participants in the activities that Dr. Melgen arranges for the Senator. Her website (WARNING: NSFW)



VOXXI - The Latin American news media organization co founded by Dr. Melgen and Emilio Sanchez. Earlier today Mr. Sanchez posted an article defending the dignity of Dr. Melgen and Senator Menendez.





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