(TheRedAlertNews.com) – Indicted high-profile Democrat US Senator Bob Menendez’s legal troubles may have gotten graver as reports reveal his wife killed a man with her car but got away without any consequences.
A relevant video is at the bottom of this post.
Reports that Nadine Arslanian Menendez, 56, killed a person have emerged against the backdrop of the family’s recent corruption indictment by the US Justice Department.
At the end of September, 69-year-old Senator Menendez (D-NJ) and his wife were charged over allegedly taking bribes from the country of Egypt and three New Jersey businessmen in exchange for political favors – after investigators found piles of cash and gold bars in the couple’s home.
The Democrat senator has refused to resign, claiming he had withdrawn the cash from his accounts and kept it at home for security reasons.
According to reports published on Wednesday, Nadine Menendez fatally hit a man with her car in Bogota, New Jersey, in December 2018 and was never charged over the incident.
The victim, 49-year-old Richard Koop, died almost immediately after being run over in front of his home, reveals The Record of New Jersey, quoting police investigation papers.
The incident occurred at about 7:30 p.m. on December 12, 2018, after Koop had just arrived from a bar in a rideshare. He had just been dropped off across from his apartment.
The revelations match Menendez’s federal indictment, in which prosecutors mention a car “accident,” The Associated Press report.
They conclude that it constituted a vital part of the senator’s motivation for accepting one of the alleged bribes – a new car for Arslanian.
Nadine Arslanian married Senator Bob Menendez in October 2020.
“[Arslanian] was not at fault in this crash. Mr. Koop was jaywalking and did not cross the street at an intersection or in a marked crosswalk,” concluded a Bogota Police Department report.
It did not mention whether she was tested for drugs and alcohol after the incident.
A dashcam video recorded at the scene shows Nadine Arslanian Menendez telling police officers she “didn’t do anything wrong” and asking why Koop was in the street.
According to the federal indictment in New York, a month after the incident, Arslanian texted one of the three businessmen accused of bribery in the case, Wael Hana, about needing a new car.
She received a $60,000 Mercedes-Benz C-300 convertible from Hana, signing the papers for it in April 2019.
In exchange, Senator Menendez attempted to suppress an unrelated criminal case against the businessman, according to prosecutors.
The Menendez’s trial is scheduled for May 6, 2024, and the family has pleaded not guilty.
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Below is the Police dashcam/bodycam footage of Senator Bob Menendez’s wife Nadine Arslanian being questioned after she hit a pedestrian, leaving him severely hurt and leading to him losing his life.
Nadine totaled the car in… pic.twitter.com/L8035VgRop
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) October 5, 2023