Pro-Armenian U.S. Senator Menendez and his wife are embroiled in another scandal

Politics Materials 28 August 2023 14:10 (UTC +04:00)
Maryana Ahmadova
Maryana Ahmadova
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BAKU, Azerbaijan, August 28. Financial fraud charges have been brought against U.S. senator Bob Menendez and his wife, Nadine Arslanian, who is of Armenian origin, Trend reports, referring to the U.S. Department of Justice.

The U.S. Department of Justice investigation claims that a New Jersey-based food business frequently gave lavish gifts to Nadine Arslanian.

In 2018, Menendez hosted the contracted New Jersey businessman and the Egyptian officials at his office. The businessman was made the exclusive certifier of halal meat exported from the United States to Egypt a year later.

The probe examined whether Menendez might have illegally influenced the transaction by abusing his position on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. This year, NBC reported that the committee was in charge of managing almost $2 billion in American funding to Egypt.

Moreover, Senator Menendez, a supporter of Armenia, is well known for making anti-Azerbaijani remarks that seek to sabotage the talks between Azerbaijan and Armenia on a possible peace treaty. While at the same time, this is not the first controversy involving the senator and his group. Also well known is the fact that he receives funding from the American Armenian lobby.