Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Developing Menendez Scandal Now Includes One Very Hot Russian

The slowly developing scandal surrounding Sen. Bob Menendez (NJ-D) started with rumors of him flying down to the Dominican Republic to party with underage hookers, it suddenly has picked up speed.

Up until this point, the juiciest information coming out of the allegations was from a Dominican hooker claiming that Menendez only "likes the youngest and newest girls."

But now we have indications that suggest Menendez may not have always headed to the Dominican Republic for a little fun. Matthew Boyle has linked the crony buddy of Menendez, eye doctor Salomon Melgen, with a Russian-born foreign national, Svitlana Buchyk, a/k/a Lana Buchyk. This is definitely, at minimum, an optics problem for Menendez, who is chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee!!! Here's Svitlana:

From Boyle's report:

Breitbart News has uncovered a photograph of a Russian woman exiting what looks like wealthy Democratic Party donor Dr. Salomon Melgen’s plane.

The original source of the scandal surrounding Melgen and New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez, a tipster who goes by “Peter Williams,” first told ABC News’ Rhonda Schwartz about this woman in early 2012. “Williams” identified her as “Svetlana B.”
“This girl is one of the most regular participants in the activities the Doctor arranges for the Senator,” the tipster “Williams” wrote to Schwartz in June 2012 in an email later published online and in the Miami Herald, about the Russian woman. “She has traveled with them in the jet, sailed with them in the yacht, and has repeatedly visited the Doctor’s house.”
The Miami Herald uncovered the woman’s real name: Svitlana Buchyk. “Sveta” and “Svetlana” appear to be other spellings for her name.
Melgen, a wealthy ophthalmologist and frequent donor to high-level national Democrats, employed Buchyk at one time. She confirmed her previous employment with Melgen in an interview with The Miami Herald but would not say what services she provided for him[...] 
a bill of lading document published online and obtained by Breitbart News shows Buchyk—while in Barcelona, Spain, in 2009—shipped a package to herself at a United States address. That U.S. address was 2521 Metrocentre Blvd, West Palm Peach, Florida—the address of Dr. Melgen’s eye clinic.
That eye clinic address is the same location the FBI raided last week, FBI spokesman James Marshall confirmed to Breitbart News. “The only information we are providing is that we are conducting law enforcement activity in the general vicinity of 2521 Metrocentre Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL,” Marshall said in an email.
It is unclear what Buchyk does for a living or did for Melgen. She has not responded to Breitbart News’ request for an interview or for a comment.


  1. An attractive woman hangs out with a friend of a Senator. No accusations of any wrongdoing on anyone's part. I must be dense, because I can't see what is newsworthy about this.

  2. NEWS FLASH! STOP THE PRESSES! A senator knows a guy who hangs out with an attractive woman!!! LOL

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