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Gold bars stashed in Dem senator's (Menendez) home traced to 2013 violent robbery


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Several gold bars discovered by federal agents in Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez's residence as part of a high-profile bribery investigation can be traced to a violent robbery a decade ago.

According to a sprawling indictment unsealed by federal prosecutors in September, Menendez and his wife allegedly played a role in a years-long bribery scheme that involved the Egyptian government and local businessmen including Fred Daibes, a wealthy New Jersey real estate developer. Prosecutors revealed they retrieved multiple gold bars from Menendez's home which were allegedly used as payment in the scheme.

At least four of the gold bars discovered by investigators can be linked to Daibes, both because of their unique engraved serial numbers and thanks to court documents related to a 2013 robbery which Daibes was a victim of, an NBC New York investigation revealed Monday. In November 2013, four assailants beat and robbed Daibes at gunpoint in his Edgewater, New Jersey, apartment, stealing 22 gold bars, jewelry and cash.

"Each gold bar has its own serial number," Daibes told local investigators in a 2014 transcript obtained by NBC New York. "They’re all stamped … you’ll never see two stamped the same way.":snip:

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Perfectly Legal Corruption (townhall.com)

 

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But the thing that sets Washington's corruption apart from what normal people would view as corrupt is, while so much of what happens with our government leaders is wildly unethical, it’s not, in fact, illegal. 

Not because it shouldn’t be, it absolutely should be, but because for it to become illegal, the very people who benefit from it would have to change the law to criminalize it. That would be like asking the fox to design a literally legit security system for the hen house that could easily end up killing him. No one is going to stop their own gravy train.

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Feds Have Secret Recordings of Bob Menendez in Bribery Case

Federal investigators had a confidential informant who secretly recorded Sen. Bob Menendez's conversations, according to a legal brief filed by prosecutors in the bribery case against the New Jersey Democrat. 

 

 

The 196-page legal brief, filed Monday in response to the senator’s request last month that his charges be dismissed, highlighted "information from a particular confidential source," including recordings of conversations between the senator and three New Jersey businessmen with ties to Egypt, as well as "draft translations of the recordings.":snip:

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Feds Have Secret Recordings of Bob Menendez in Bribery Case

Federal investigators had a confidential informant who secretly recorded Sen. Bob Menendez's conversations, according to a legal brief filed by prosecutors in the bribery case against the New Jersey Democrat.

 

 

 

 

Talking to some cops years ago about the Gangs here. (I paraphrase) "We know who they are, where they live. Hell we know if the fold or crumple the toilet paper."

If you are going to do Crime/be a corrupt politician just Assume hat at some point law enforcement is going to know Everything.  Look  at Vincent Gigante. As Smart as they come..died in  a federal prison. Guys like Carlo Gambino, Tommy Lucchese are the exception to the rule.

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At least four of the gold bars discovered by investigators can be linked to Daibes, both because of their unique engraved serial numbers and thanks to court documents related to a 2013 robbery which Daibes was a victim of, an NBC New York investigation revealed Monday. In November 2013, four assailants beat and robbed Daibes at gunpoint in his Edgewater, New Jersey, apartment, stealing 22 gold bars, jewelry and cash.

 

WTH was he thinking! Keeping those gold bars around for The Feds to find.

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Bob Menendez Hit With Obstruction of Justice Charges in New Indictment

U.S. senator Bob Menendez and his wife were charged with obstruction of justice in a new, 18-count indictment unsealed on Tuesday, adding to corruption charges the New Jersey Democrat already faces.

 

Menendez has pleaded not guilty to earlier charges of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from businessmen to impede law enforcement probes they faced, and illegally acting as an agent of the Egyptian government.

In the new indictment, federal prosecutors in Manhattan said Menendez's former lawyers had told them in meetings last year that Menendez had not been aware until 2022 of mortgage or car payments that two businessmen had made for his wife, and that when he found out about the payments he thought they were loans.

"In truth and in fact, and as Menendez well knew, Menendez had learned of both the mortgage company payment and the car payments prior to 2022, and they were not loans, but bribe payments," prosecutors wrote.:snip:

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Democrat Sen Menendez pleads not guilty to 12 new charges, including obstruction, in corruption case

Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., pleaded not guilty on Monday to the latest indictment he faces with a dozen new charges, including obstruction of justice and extortion.

U.S. District Judge Sidney Stein in Manhattan heard his not-guilty plea on Monday, per Reuters

In addition to the extortion and obstruction charges, Menendez was indicted last week on charges of bribery and acting as a foreign agent.

The latest indictment came days after Menendez associate Jose Uribe pleaded guilty to seven charges related to the bribery allegations against the New Jersey Democratic senator. :snip:

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On 3/6/2024 at 5:36 AM, Geee said:

Bob Menendez Hit With Obstruction of Justice Charges in New Indictment

U.S. senator Bob Menendez and his wife were charged with obstruction of justice in a new, 18-count indictment unsealed on Tuesday, adding to corruption charges the New Jersey Democrat already faces.

 

Menendez has pleaded not guilty to earlier charges of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars from businessmen to impede law enforcement probes they faced, and illegally acting as an agent of the Egyptian government.

In the new indictment, federal prosecutors in Manhattan said Menendez's former lawyers had told them in meetings last year that Menendez had not been aware until 2022 of mortgage or car payments that two businessmen had made for his wife, and that when he found out about the payments he thought they were loans.

"In truth and in fact, and as Menendez well knew, Menendez had learned of both the mortgage company payment and the car payments prior to 2022, and they were not loans, but bribe payments," prosecutors wrote.:snip:

Ill. The Most Corrupt State In The Country!

NJ Hold My Beer.

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Menendez won't seek reelection as a Democrat, hints at independent run

New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez on Thursday confirmed he would not seek reelection as a Democrat, but suggested he may do so on an independent ticket.

Menendez is currently facing a litany of federal charges though he denies wrongdoing. He pleaded not guilty to 12 counts earlier this month as part of superseding indictment over an alleged bribery scheme. Former Menendez associate Jose Uribe has pleaded guilty to seven charges related to the same allegations.

"I will not file for the Democratic Primary this June. I am hopeful that my exoneration will take place this summer and allow me to pursue my candidacy as an independent Democrat in the general election," he said. "This would allow me the time to not only remind New Jerseyans of how I've succeeded in being your champion, but how we will secure our financial futures, meet the challenges of raising a family, owning a home, provide for a college education, and secure a more peaceful world for all of us to live in.":snip:

 

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Why embarrass the Independents, stick with the Democrats where you belong.

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