The Dominican Republic has been a popular area from July to September Fishing charters typically last about 48 hours, and are available for all expertise. The defense also showed photos of a home in the Dominican Republic where the two men spent a great deal So you never flew on Dr Melgens private jet. Melgen also paid for Menendez and his girlfriend to stay for three nights at a Parisian hotel where rooms typically cost about $1,500 per night and allowed the senator. adding that he had traveled with his father to the Dominican Republic on several occasions One such time was in 2006, when father and son flew on Melgens. Among the favors, prosecutors said, were a dozen flights on a private jet to stay in Melgens cloistered resort in the Dominican Republic, three nights at a fivestar. Prosecutors cite seven trips that Menendez took on private jets at Melgens. Menendez and Melgen were so inseparable during his trips to the Melgens second home in the Dominican Republic that she and her children charge any of. The prosecutors noted eyewitness testimony that Melgen, 61, attended a party. Menendez, 63, is charged with accepting free flights on a private jet, luxury hotel stays and other gifts dispute and a contract to provide port screening. Menendez is charged with accepting free flights on a private jet and other gifts.