Investigation: Women paid to discredit senator
Updated: Tuesday, March 19 2013, 08:23 AM EDT
DOMINICAN REPUBLIC (NEWSCHANNEL 3) - An ongoing police investigation in the Dominican Republic has found that three women were paid to claim they had sex with a U.S. senator.
Police said Monday that an ongoing investigation found the women were paid to make videos in which they falsely accused New Jersey Senator Robert Menendez of paying them for sex.
Police said the women were paid by attorney Melanio Figueroa who worked with another attorney, Miguel Galvan.
Galvan previously said that another lawyer asked him to assist in a divorce case by finding witnesses to claim they had sex with Menendez for money.
Menendez has long denied a report that accused him of partying with prostitutes in the Dominican Republic.