Skip to comments.Menendez, Clinton State Dept. Helped Secure Visa for Fugitive Banker's Daughter
Posted on 12/16/2014 7:27:16 PM PST by kristinn
New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez interceded on behalf of an Ecuadorian woman who was banned from traveling to the U.S. because of allegations she had engaged in visa fraud.
The woman, Estafania Isaias, is the daughter of a fugitive from Ecuador convicted in absentia for bank fraud and whose relatives in Florida made significant campaign donations to the New Jersey Democrat's 2012 campaign and the Democratic Party.
Current and former U.S. government officials tell NBC 4 New York that Estefania Isaias was barred from traveling to the U.S. in 2007 because she allegedly lied on visa applications to bring immigrant women to the U.S. to work as maids at her parents mansion in Coral Gables, Fla.
U.S. officials alleged Estefania Isaias had falsely claimed the women were her personal business assistants. Sources familiar with the matter said U.S. consular officials in Ecuador categorized her alleged wrongdoing as a form of human smuggling.
Estefania Isaias did not return repeated calls for comment.
After she was banned in 2007, Estefania Isaias was able to obtain numerous short-term waivers from the U.S. government, according to sources familiar with her case.
Those waivers allowed her in part to visit her father Roberto Isaias in Miami where he lives and runs several businesses. Roberto Isaias is a fugitive banker fighting extradition to Ecuador, where he was convicted in absentia for allegedly embezzling millions from the Filanbanco bank he once helped run.
In 2011, current and former officials said, the U.S. Consulate decided there should be no more waivers for Estefania Isaias. They had grown increasingly concerned about allegations of visa fraud by Estefania and other wrongdoing by her family, sources familiar with the case said.
The Isaias family turned to Sen. Robert Menendez for help, sources said.
Around that time, Isaias family members in Florida made campaign donations: more than $11,000 to Senator Menendezs 2012 campaign, and more than $125,000 to the Obama Victory Fund and the Democratic National Committee.
Pay To Play. RAT methodology.
Isn’t this the lear-jetting Caribbean perv with the underage girls..?
So he’s been accused in the press.
the Party of Elizabeth Warren helping the wealthy accused of bank fraud. Too bad the limp wristed GOP won’t have fun wiith this.
BTW, At one point in then-Cong Menendez's NJ district---visa apps submitted from the county agency were routinely rejected by the US State Dept b/c they were all fraudulent.
Menendez must be sweating bullets----ace WNBC reporter, Jonathan Dienst, did the towering investigation of NJ Sen Robert Torricelli which forced the crook out of office.
Dienst himself has said "....the investigation of Senator Torricellis alleged corruption was an extraordinary exercise in journalism; going out and spending about six months on that story working almost non-stop digging and digging, trying to find corroboration to allegations that the senator had an improper relationship with a convicted felon."
" So we were out meeting with merchants, meeting with defense lawyers, meeting with investigators, members of Congress, and meeting with anyone who might have information about the senators alleged wrong doing."
"We obtained documents, tapes and materials and it was at a very important time. The election was coming up, the balance of power weighed in the balance and the fact that we were able to show and highlight some of the senators activities so that the voters knew. That was an incredible story to be a part of."
REFERENCES---NJ Sen Menendez' donor---a Florida Doctor With Big Medicare Billings Is No Stranger to Scrutiny
The South Fla doctor who billed Medicare for $21 million in 2012 alone, is a generous political donor to NJ Sen Robert Menendez, now under investigation by federal public corruption prosecutors.
The millionaire surgeon, lives luxuriously in North Palm Beach, Fla, and travels by private jet, to his luxe villa in the Dominican Republic.
Menendez took free rides on the doctors private jet and stayed at his luxury resort villa in the Dominican Republic. The senator was forced to pay back the cost of the travel under scrutiny. Melgen donated over $700,000 to Menendez's PAC......Menendez made calls on the Melgens behalf to HHS when Melgen was beset with overbilling allegations.
Menendez used his Senate office to advocate on behalf of the doctor---Menendez called a special Senate hearing into the doctor's port security contract in the Dominican Republic.
The hearing involved a port security company that Dr. Melgen had purchased in the hopes that the Dominican Republic would start screening every container on every outbound vessel. The Customs agency refused to honor the contract; Sen Menendez urged US officials to get involved.
Without mentioning his friend, the senator used his powerful position to urge federal agencies not to donate free port equipment that would have competed with the doctors business plans. Dr. Melgen and his family in the Dominican Republic are powerful members of the political establishment. Dr. Melgen co-founded Voxxi, a Hispanic-oriented news site, which has published laudatory articles about the doctor and the Senator. (Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...
Florida resident Melgen (under investigation for govt fraud) paid $30,400 for the privilege of co-hosting a 2009 fundraiser for Democrats' DSCC committee then-headed by NJ's Menendez.
MORTGAGE MELTDOWN---US TAXPAYERS GET SOCKED A 2009 Wall Street Journal investigative report WRT the subprime mortgage borrowing spree that wreaked havoc on the US economy revealed Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council discoveries:
<><> massive collusion and financial schemes,
<><> low-income housing groups, Hispanic lawmakers on Capitol Hill, including a congressional Hispanic housing initiative, subprime mortgage lenders and brokers, were in collusion,
<><> schemes included outright fraud, falsified applications, and other tricks of the trade, to meter out mtges to unqualified illegals.
The massive mortgage fraud ended in disaster; struggling taxpayers got saddled with billions of dollars in bailout bills. None of the perps were nabbed.
These subprime activities were not simply the mortgage market at work. They were fueled by avarice, greed, stupidity--all enabled by Congressmen and other groups which leave a trail at the door of then-Cong Joe Baca (D-Cali).
In 2005 alone, mortgages to Hispanics jumped by 29%; low-salaried illegals using multiple fraudulent identities obtained costly non-prime mortgages---soaring to a shocking 169%. (Research provided by Wall Street Journal)
The subprime mortgage bank fraud network was spearheaded by then-Cong Joe Baca (D-Calif 43rd), in his powerful position as chairman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus. Baca's district ranks No.5 among all US Congressional districts in percentage of home loans tailored to sub-prime borrowers.
Baca used his the legislative power of his office and his leadership position in the Congressional Hispanic Caucus to calculatedly launch a housing initiative called "HOGAR"-- Spanish for home.
Yet individual latino legislators and the Congressuial Hispanic Caucus have clammed-up about their roles in the debacle.
More egregiously, the Congressional Hispanic Caucus used tax dollars to finance, and, earmark the blood-thirsty America-hating La Raza. Racial separatist "La Raza" was given tax dollars and
La Raza's "strategic partnerships with Wachovia and Bank of America forced the fraudulent mortgage-application requirements and documentation standards.......which decimated the US economy and forced taxpayers to shoulder billions in bailout.
The racialist La Raza aided and abetted risky federal and private-home loans to over the last decade---forcing the lending industry to adopt dont ask, dont tell lending policies.
In addition to millions of federal tax dollars, La Raza also collected a $1 million Democratic earmark that funded community-development projects. Analysts report that much of it went to "mortgage counseling."
POLITICO revealed that Dr Melgen assiduously courted President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid but that Melgen was unhappy with the return on his donation "investments" to these individuals.
After meeting briefly with Obama at a 2010 fundraiser that Dr Melgen paid $30,400 to co-host, the eye doctor complained that Obama didnt even give him the time of day, according to a source who travels in the same Miami political circles as Melgen.
The source said Melgen also expressed frustration that he couldnt take his concerns about his questionable Medicare billing practices directly to Obamas HHS Secy, Kathleen Sebelius.
He was ranting about HHS and Sebelius not understanding and not wanting to listen to him and not giving him a hearing, said the source, who did not want to be identified WRT revealing the contents of private conversations.
MENENDEZ IS OBAMA'S POINT MAN FOR AMNESTY
THE PROTECTION RACKET BEGINS HERE The Senate
Immigration "Reform" Bill Protects Crooked Latino
Public Officials in US positions from prosecution for
wrongdoing in elective and appointive office.
DC Gala--Ntl Assoc of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials
L-R--Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ);
Dr Salomon Melgen, VOXXI Chman (now under investigation);
Rep Nancy Pelosi (D-CAL); San Francisco
J. Sanchez, US Under Secy of Commerce for Intl Trade,
Emilio Sanchez, Pres/CEO of VOXXI.
(Photo/Voxxi---Melgen's ethnic solidarity web site)
Obama Tied Donors Who Trafficked Aborted Baby Parts From Planned Parenthood, Arrested
Explain Life ^ | 26 FEB 2019 | Chief Editor of Explain Life
Posted by rx
Two wealthy Ecuadorian brothers, Roberto and William Isaías, who were owners of companies fined and ordered to shut down for illegally trafficking world-wide in aborted baby parts purchased from Planned Parenthood, were arrested by ICE on February 13, 2019. [snip]
See my update above
That Planned Parenthood bodyparts trafficking thing and recnt arrests ties into this perp in the article on Visa raud and banking
Getting creepy here... trafficking in live adults coupled with trafficking in baby organs makes one wonder if they were tempted to sell adult organs from illegals whom no one would miss for the transplant market.
I would look for a connection between this and the Clinton Foundation’s broader role in human organs trafficking.
Yeah, Haiti comes to mind.
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