Middletown, May 10... The Joe Kyrillos for U.S. Senate campaign released the following statement in light of media reports of the guilty plea of Menendez campaign fundraiser Joseph Bigica who funneled nearly $100,000 in illegal campaign contributions to Bob Menendez’s campaign:
"Portraying himself as a victim, Bob Menendez yesterday failed to return approximately $80,000 in illegally bundled campaign contributions received from admitted felon Joseph Bigica," said campaign manager Chapin Fey.
"Based on the U.S. Attorney's statement, these contributions were illegally bundled by Bigica using straw donors. Bob Menendez needs to do the right thing and return all of his campaign’s ill gotten gains. In addition, the voters of New Jersey deserve a complete and detailed explanation by Menendez of his relationship with his long-time donor and supporter, who according to media reports, even hosted a party for him in Atlantic City. Bob Menendez should not reap the rewards of illegal activity.”