Senator Bob Menendez, (D-N.J.), departs a New York City court after pleading not guilty to new charges on October 23, 2023 in New York City. Menendez was arraigned on new charges alleging that he, along with his wife, accepted bribes from the Egyptian government and conspired to act as a foreign agent while serving as a member of Congress. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

by Brooke Mallory


December 5, 2023

A new report claims that Senator Bob Menendez of New Jersey had four gold bars hidden at his house that had previously been stolen from the businessman who is suspected of bribing the legislator.

According to NBC, the serial numbers on some of the gold bars that the FBI discovered during a raid in June 2022 on Menendez’s house in Englewood Cliffs, New Jersey, match the ones that Fred Daibes reported to police during an armed robbery in 2013.

During the 2013 theft, thieves stole 22 gold bars and $500,000 in cash from Daibes’ Edgewater, New Jersey, home, according to the outlet.

Authorities arrested four suspects and confiscated the stolen gold.

Police have established a clear connection between Daibes, a real estate developer in New Jersey and fundraiser for Menendez, and at least some of the gold discovered in Menendez’s residence based on the matching serial numbers.

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