Menendez Donor's Hispanic News Website Issues Statement on Scandal
VOXXI, an English-language Hispanic news website, issued a statement Friday, prompted in part by Breitbart News' coverage, regarding the ongoing Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) scandal that has enveloped founder Dr. Salomon Melgen:
VOXXI is an independent news site dedicated to covering the issues that are most important to the Latino community. We pride ourselves in our objective quality journalism that educates, engages, and entertains Hispanic America. Our news platform provides comprehensive coverage on sports, business, education, politics and more.
VOXXI’s co-founder, President and Editor-in-Chief, Emilio C. Sánchez manages the company and is the head of the editorial department. Dr. Melgen co-founded VOXXI as a philanthropic initiative.
With respect to Dr. Melgen’s case, we will not comment on an ongoing investigation. The source is anonymous and we continue to follow it closely. Given that is an open investigation, we are waiting for the FBI’s formal announcement.
On Wednesday, company President and Editor-in-Chief Sanchez told Breitbart News that reports from LatinoRebels.com that VOXXI would be issuing a statement were "not true." However, on Friday, the VOXXI statement was released by Director of Corporate Development Julissa Bonfante.
Breitbart News has requested a followup interview with Sanchez, but that request has not yet been granted. Breitbart News is specifically interested in learning if any of VOXXI's assets may be susceptible to seizure by the Internal Revenue Service in order to satisfy the $11.1 million tax lien that has been filed against Dr. Melgen in Palm Beach County, Florida.
Publicly available records show that the domain name voxxi.com is owned by LaVox, LLC, a Florida limited liability company. The Florida Secretary of State's office lists Dr. Salomon Melgen as the managing member of LaVox, LLC.
Philanthropic initiatives are typically organized as non-profit corporations rather than limited liability companies.
Photo: Max Taylor/VOXXI