Looks like disgraced Democrat Senator Bob Menendez’s squeaky clean record continues to get soiled. After already being exposed for his corruption scandal, now new reports have surfaced revealing how his wife struck and killed a pedestrian with her car back in 2018.
The wife of Senator Bob Menendez, D-N.J., Nadine Arslanian Menendez hit and killed a pedestrian who was jaywalking in New Jersey while driving her Mercedes Benz.
The man was identified as Richard Koop and his body was reported to have severe mutilation according to the Bergen County medical examiner. Upon arriving at the scene of the accident, she was not given a DUI test or detained by police after giving a brief statement; instead she was allowed to leave immediately.
Menendez commented on the incident saying “It was a tragic accident, and obviously we think of the family” which has caused many to question why there has been so little media coverage or legal action taken against her for this incident.
Democrat Sen Menendez's wife hit, killed pedestrian while driving in 2018: reports https://t.co/UbdyjUpRQT
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Public court records indicate that between 2007 and 2021 Arslanian had racked up several traffic penalties including using a mobile phone while driving, ignoring traffic signals and unsafe passing adding up to about $410 total. This led many to speculate whether this lack of legal enthusiasm is due in part due to her influence as senator’s wife.
A federal indictment brought by U.S attorney for Southern District of New York charges both Arslanian and Menendez with federal bribery scheme revealing that approximately one month after fatal crash, Wael Hana provided her with 2019 Mercedes Benz worth more than $60K in exchange for interference from Menendez into NJAG’s criminal insurance fraud prosecution involving an associate Uribe.
Audio recordings from dashcam footage featured a man self-identifying as a retired officer from a neighboring department who mentioned coming to the scene as a “favor” for a friend whose wife knew Arlsanian raising suspicion among Koop’s sister Rosemarie Koop-Angelicola who told the New York Times “we felt that the whole thing was very silently swept under the rug” raising further questions about legality surrounding case.