The co-founder and majority investor of the English-language Hispanic news website VOXXI is under investigation by the FBI.
Federal agents raided Salomón Melgen’s Florida offices last week as part of a probe into potential Medicare fraud.
The Miami Herald has been reporting a federal corruption investigation ties Melgen to a prostitution scandal involving U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez of New Jersey.
When contacted about the story, VOXXI President and CEO Emilio Sánchez stressed “VOXXI is an independent news site.”
Sánchez pointed out the investigation is for “alleged fraud” and insisted that the millionaire eye doctor’s other investments, including the website, are not part of the probe.
Shortly after contacting Sánchez, he published the following editorial: “A fierce campaign against the dignity of Dr. Salomon Melgen.”
VOXXI was launched in November of 2011.