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Daily Caller accused of bribing Menendez prostitutes

'Never paid anyone, was never asked to pay anyone and of course never would pay anyone for this story'

(CBS News) A Dominican prosecutor said Friday that a local attorney told him someone claiming to work for the conservative website The Daily Caller paid him to find prostitutes who would lie about having sex with U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez.

Jose Polanco told The Associated Press that attorney Melanio Figueroa said he was promised $5,000 by someone named “Carlos” to find prostitutes. Polanco said Figueroa told him in an interrogation late Thursday that he was only paid $2,000 after finding the prostitutes.

Daily Caller Editor Tucker Carlson categorically denied the allegations in a statement Friday.

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