In Testimony, Women Describe Robert Menendez’s Role in Getting Visas

NEWARK — Rosiell Polanco received a surprise call in 2008 from the United States consulate in the Dominican Republic, roughly a week after her visa had been initially rejected, summoning her for a second interview, she testified in a federal courtroom here on Tuesday.

The call came after she had reached out to Dr. Salomon Melgen, a wealthy ophthalmologist from South Florida who had invited her and her sister to visit him, and told him that her visa had been rejected. He assured her that he would call Senator Robert Menendez to get the situation rectified.

“He told me …read more

Source: New York Times

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