Thanks to his recent indictment on corruption charges, the senator's personal expenses are getting released for everyone's amusement. According to this article, one of his alleged bribes was in the form of ~650K AmEx MR points. Besides acquiring a paper trail, Sen. Menendez also did not get a good value out of his points. He used the "Pay With Points" option for staying at the PH Paris-Vendôme. The article recommends that other hapless politicians accept their bribes in cash.