Offices of Florida doctor linked to Sen. Menendez raided by FBI

Posted at 1:08 PM, Jan 30, 2013
and last updated 2013-01-30 13:34:13-05

menendez2A growing sex scandal surrounding Sen. Bob Menendez (NJ-D) that alleges he had sexual relations with several prostitutes while on vacation last year, hit a new height on Wednesday following an FBI raid of a Florida office.

According to reports, FBI agents stormed the West Palm Beach offices of Dr. Salomon Melgen, a top contributor to Menendez’s federal campaigns. Files and items were removed from the raid that lasted several hours.

Melgen is accused of providing prostitutes to Menendez during a trip to the Dominican Republic he financed, the Daily Caller reported.

It wasn’t immediately clear if the raid had anything to do with Menendez, as published reports suggest it focused on the doctor’s finances.