Image Source: United States Department of Justice

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

BOB MENENDEZ, NADINE MENENDEZ, aka “Nadine Tabourian Arslanian,”

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 for representing Egypt’s interests over those of the United States Department of Agriculture.

Ted McKinney, Under Secretary for Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs United States Department of Agriculture

A new, critical development in the bribery case has come to light. A senior USDA official has testified that he received a call from his immediate boss telling him that he would be receiving a direct call from Senator Bob Menendez on his private cell phone.

The USDA senior officer testified that in May of 2019, Ted McKinney was serving as Under Secretary of Agriculture for the Trade and Foreign Agricultural Affairs Department.

At the time McKinney had been in the middle of working on trying to reverse an odd decision by Egyptian officials to grant a monopoly to one company to certify halal meat exports to Egypt. McKinney believed that the decision would negatively affect American beef interests.

IS EG Halal, is a New Jersey based Egyptian company led by Wael (Willy) Hana who is also named in the indictment against Senator Bob Menendez and his wife, Nadine Tabourian Arslanian. Her trial will be delayed until after her cancer treatment. The monopoly Senator Menendez and his wife helped establish is not only illegal, but it also goes against United States Department of Agriculture treaties pertaining to international trade agreements already in place.

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.


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.

Evidence: Cash still in bank bands and cash held in rubber bands

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.

Evidence: Gold Bars throughout home
Evidence: Multiple Gold Bank Vault

Car driven by Nadine Arslanian when she hit and killed Richard Koop, 49 of Bogota, New Jersey
Jose Uribe named in the same indictment along with Nadine and Bob Menendez replaced the car.



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.

Image Source: US Department of Justice. Menendez and wife Nadine at the home of Egyptian Government Official

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.

This is video Bob Menendez took of the Dominican Republic ladies of the evening where prostitution is legal. Many of the females in this video are minors.

How is this behavior not treason?

Congressman Henry Cuellar and his wife Imelda were indicted on similar charges.