Facing corruption charges, Sen. Menendez pleads not guilty in first court appearance

Posted on AllSides September 27th, 2023
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U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez appeared in federal court in Manhattan on Wednesday morning, pleading not guilty to corruption charges after prosecutors claim he abused his office and gave sensitive government information to Egypt in exchange for cash, gold and other bribes. Menendez did not respond to questions shouted by reporters as he entered the Daniel Patrick Moynihan United States Courthouse, holding his wife’s hand as the two emerged from a car. “Step down!” someone yelled from the crowd. The 69-year-old, who is facing re-election next year, is accused of taking...

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