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Menendez Ally Pleads Guilty to Bribing Senator—and Agrees to Cooperate

Posted on AllSides March 1st, 2024
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A businessman pleaded guilty to bribing Sen. Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and his wifeon Friday and has agreed to cooperate with the investigation against the couple.

On Friday, Jose Uribe’s counsel submitted a request to withdraw his original “not guilty” plea and enter a new “guilty” one. In his formal plea deal, Uribe agreed to “cooperate fully” with prosecutors.

The New Jersey businessman admitted to supplying Menendez and his wife Nadine with a new Mercedes-Benz C-300, worth upwards of $60,000, after Nadine hit and killed a man with her previous car. In exchange for the gift, Menendez was to meddle in...

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