In April 2014, famed billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein donated $2,600 to the campaign of Gwendolyn Beck, an independent candidate in Virginia’s 8th congressional district. He also gave $5,000 to a political action committee controlled by Ms. Beck, who finished a distant third in November’s general election.
Ms. Beck was not a novice to politics, of course. In 2010, she was date of Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) to a dinner at the Obama White House.
She certainly moves in interesting circles. Menendez has had to deal with his own allegations concerning underage girls and the Caribbean.
While Menendez never faced charges concerning this claim, he was charged with bribery and related crimes after accepting gifts — including a stay at an exclusive Dominican Republic resort — from Florida businessman Salomon Melgen and allegedly pressuring that nation into giving Melgen’s company a port security contract. He also allegedly got visas for several of Melgen’s girlfriends.
His trial ended with a hung jury and prosecutors declined to try again after the Supreme Court struck down Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell’s bribery conviction concerning unclarity as to what was an official act.
Still, Menendez was “severely admonished” by the United States Senate Select Committee on Ethics in a letter.
Menendez — who replaced close ally and corrupt Wall Streeter Jon Corzine in 2006 — is up for re-election, Nov. 6. He is facing former Marine and businessman Bob Hugin. Polls are surprisingly close.
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