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State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman will give up $12,500 in contributions from a Florida doctor who is the subject of an FBI investigation, donating the money to a charities helping superstorm Sandy victims, his campaign said Thursday.
Melgen has been an associate of, and contributor to U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) over the years. But hes also made numerous contributions to many Democrats around the country, according to reports. Since August, Melgen has made two donations to Schneiderman totaling $12,500 which the AG says hell now forgo.
In light of reports that Dr. Melgen is the subject of an ongoing FBI investigation, we have decided, out of an abundance of caution, to donate the full amount of this individual's contribution to charities helping New Yorkers recovering from Hurricane Sandy, Schneiderman 2014, the attorney generals campaign committee, said in an email.