PHOTOS: Meet one of Bob Menendez’s (alleged) call girls [SLIDESHOW]

David Martosko Executive Editor
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UPDATE: Ms. Buchyk’s stage name is “Lana” and the Internet Movie Database (IMDB) has a promotional page dedicated to her photos, screen credits and demo videos.

A senator’s life is really rough, allegedly.

Meet Svitlana Buchyk, a Russian beauty who is suddenly at the center of a prostitution scandal that threatens to send Democratic New Jersey Sen. Bob Menendez the way of former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer. (RELATED: Top 10 tweets about the Bob Menendez prostitute scandal)

“Sveta,” as she’s called, is “a young Russian who lives in Miami, Florida and travels frequently to New York,” according to a dossier compiled by Peter Williams, a mysterious whistle-blower who started circulating information in 2012 about the prostitutes Democratic donor Dr. Salomon Melgen allegedly provided to Menendez.

“This girl is one of the most regular participants in the activities the Doctor arranges for the Senator,” Williams wrote. “She has traveled with them in the jet, sailed with them in the yacht, and has repeatedly visited the Doctor’s house.”

The Miami Herald managed to contact Buchyk on Jan. 31. She confirmed that she has worked for Melgen, but wouldn’t say what kind of duties she performed for him.

There’s no evidence that Buchyk was underage when she allegedly started providing sexual favors to a senator for money, but at least two young women from the Dominican Republic made exactly that claim in statements Williams collected. (RELATED: Dominican prostitute says Menendez “likes the youngest and newest girls”)

Menendez is set to take over the chairmanship of the Senate foreign relations committee any day now. That’s not a joke. It’s really called the U.S. Senate Committee on “Foreign Relations.”

These photos, thankfully, aren’t jokes either. They’re proof positive that when it comes to the U.S. Senate, membership has its privileges. Allegedly.

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