By SNN.BZ Staff
Image above sourced by the United States Department of Justice. Bob Menendez, his wife Nadine Arslanian and Egyptian Businessman Wael Hana
This MENENDEZ corruption story was first published on September 22, 2023 on the same day that New Jersey Democratic Senator Bob Menendez, his wife Nadine Tabourian Arslanian, Wael “Will” Hana, Jose Uribe and Fred Daibes were indicted.
At the time, the senator and his wife were not charged with the unauthorized representation of Egypt. This superseding indictment includes their FARA law violation charges.
Senator Bob Menendez and his wife Nadine Tabourian Arslanian have now been indicted with the very serious charge identifying that the couple conspired with Egyptian nationals to act as foreign agents for Egypt while Bob Menendez was simultaneously the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Nadine Tabourian Arslanian had a friendship with Wael Hana, long “before” she married senator Bob Menendez.
Her WhatsAPP account and her phone text messages provided a great deal of the evidence for this case.
NEW “SUPERSEDING” INDICTMENT
Bob Menendez’ current wife Nadine Tabourian Arslanian (born in Lebanon) killed Richard Koop, 49, (a pedestrian) right before she married Bob Menendez. Nadine Tabourian Arslanian (also named in the indictment) was driving a Mercedes-Benz sedan in Bogota, New Jersey.
Jose Uribe, wanting to get out of a legal problem, asked Bob Menendez to use his authority as a high-ranking New Jersey politician for help him get his relative out of a criminal case (one hand washing the other). Born in Cristobal, Dominican Republic, it is uncertain whether Uribe has obtained U.S. citizenship yet or remains a Dominican Republic national. It was Uribe that gave Nadine Tabourian Arslanian the $15,000.00 USD she needed to pay the deposit to replace the’ Mercedes-Benz that had been totaled during the car crash in Bogota, NJ. Bob Menendez, Nadine Arslanian Menendez, Wael Hana, Jose Uribe and Fred Daibes are all named in the original indictment.
Nadine Tabourian Arslanian being questioned at the scene of Richard Koop fatality.
Menendez attorneys claim this is not TREASON. How is this not TREASON?
The indictment alleges that Menendez and his wife accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes from 2018 to 2022. A search of New Jersey business registry revealed a business by the name of SIBC (Strategic International Business Consultants) with a NJ business registration number 0600460575. Nadine’s own relative testified to the authorities that Nadine told that relative that when she introduced businesspeople to one another, she charged fees for those introductions which were paid to her via SIBC.
Strategic International Business Consultants is a limited liability corporation registered in the State of New Jersey. The business registration shows Nadine Arslanian as its president. The bribes identified in this case were allegedly given in exchange for Menendez using his power and influence as a Senator to benefit Hana and the other businessmen, as well as the Egyptian Military.
The bribes reportedly included cash, gold, payments toward a home mortgage, compensation for a low-or-no-show job, a luxury vehicle, and other things of value. Hana’s company was granted exclusive rights to certify halal meat being exported to Egypt, and Menendez is accused of improperly advising and pressuring a U.S. agricultural official to safeguard this contract for Hana.
Corruption typically involves a public official using his or her position for personal gain, which can include accepting bribes or engaging in other forms of dishonest practices. In the case of Senator Bob Menendez, the indictment alleges that he accepted bribes in exchange for using his power and influence to benefit certain businessmen and the Egyptian government.
On the other hand, treason is a very specific crime that involves betraying one’s country by levying war against it or by providing aid and comfort to its enemies. The Constitution specifically identifies what constitutes treason against the United States and limits the offense of treason to only two types of conduct:
- “Levying war” against the United States; or
- “Adhering to the enemies of the United States, by giving them aid and comfort.”
While feeding information to a foreign military could potentially be seen as providing “aid and comfort” to an enemy, it would depend on whether that country is officially considered an enemy of the United States. Furthermore, a charge of treason requires a very high standard of proof.
Therefore, while Menendez’s actions as alleged in the indictment may be considered corrupt, they may not meet the specific criteria required for a charge of treason.
However, this would ultimately be a decision for the courts to make based on all the evidence presented.
Ten years ago, Menendez visited the Dominican Republic where he paid teenagers for sex. First, understand and accept that prostitution is “legal” in the Dominican Republic. Salomon Melgen accompanied Menendez to the Dominican Republic. The teen girls interviewed by world media identified Menendez and Melgen out of arrays of photographs of men relatively the same age.