Republican State Chairman Doug Steinhardt says that the prison sentence imposed of Dr. Salomon Melgen is an example of Bob Menendez’s “record of embarrassing New Jersey.”
Melgen was sentenced to seventeen years in prison and a $42.6 million in restitution for Medicare fraud.
” The stark realities of Melgen’s punishment amplify the sordid details of Melgen and Menendez’s relationship, which involved Menendez’s acceptance of expensive vacations, lavish gifts and private jet flights from his donor. With his friend headed to jail on corruption charges, the Senator’s ultimate jury will be New Jersey’s voters. Menendez may have slipped through the cracks of the American justice system on multiple corruption charges, by embracing Melgen and flaunting their close personal friendship, but he can’t run from Melgen now and he can’t avoid New Jersey’s voters either.”