Sen. Bob Menendez Indicted on Federal Bribery Charges
Sen. Bob Menendez and his wife were indicted on bribery and related offenses Friday, connected to the New Jersey lawmaker’s relationship with three businessmen.
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan alleged that Menendez, a Democrat, and his wife accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for using the senator’s influence to benefit the businessmen and the Egyptian government.
The bribes included cash, gold, a luxury vehicle and payments toward a home mortgage, according to the indictment.
Prosecutors are expected to hold a news conference announcing the charges at 11 a.m. in Manhattan.