Woman denies knowing Menendez
The Spanish-language news channel Univision has located one of the women from the Dominican Republic who was allegedly hired by a doctor with ties to Sen. Bob Menendez
(D-N.J.) to work as a prostitute.
The 21-year-old woman and her family deny that she ever participated in prostitution. The woman, Yaneisi Fernandez, said she has never seen Menendez before, not even on television.
"I've never been to Casa de Campo, I've never participated in those activities, don't know those people or that man," Fernandez said, according to a translation provided by Univision.
Menendez came under fire last week when the office of Dr. Salomon Melgen, a Florida eye doctor with ties to the senator, was raided by the FBI. It was later learned that in January Menendez reimbursed Melgen for flights on his private jet to the Dominican Republic.
In reports first published by the Daily Caller, Menendez was accused of patronizing prostitutes -- some underage -- while with Melgen at his private estate in an area known as Casa de Campo in the Dominican Republican. Fernandez 's mother told Univision that she is a college student and any suggestion her daughter was involved with the senator is a misunderstanding. ...