Monday, March 18, 2013 5:25 pm
Menendez hopes for US investigation into claims
Menendez spokeswoman Tricia Enright says Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat, has maintained all along such claims are false and part of a smear campaign.
Her comments came after a Dominican police spokesman said Monday that three women were paid to falsely claim in videotaped interviews that Menendez paid them money for sex.
Enright says it's a crime to intentionally make false reports to a federal law enforcement agency.
The Washington Post has separately reported that Menendez is under a federal grand jury investigation over reports that he traded favors with a prominent campaign donor.