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Alleged Dominican head of New York ATM thefts was shot dead

SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) - An alleged leader of the New York arm of a global cyber crime ring, which stole $45 million from two Middle Eastern banks, was shot dead during an attempted robbery in the Dominican Republic last month, Dominican police said on Friday.Full story

Washington Post: Escort in Menendez scandal admits to lying

  The Washington Post’s Carol Leonnig talks about the dueling reports about one of the escorts who claimed in a video that Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., paid her for sex in the Dominican Republic.

Sen. Menendez: Prostitution ‘smears are untrue’

  New Jersey Sen. Robert Menendez is addressing allegations that he hired a prostitute on a trip to the Dominican Republic, saying they are “totally unsubstantiated.” The campaign donor with whom he traveled is currently under federal investigation. NBC’s Kelly O’Donnell reports.

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  Sen. Menendez facing new ethics questions

Democratic Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey is facing new ethics questions after helping push a port security deal in the Dominican Republic that could be worth hundreds of millions to a company owned by friend and political fundraiser Salomon Melgen. NBC’s Michael Isikoff reports.

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