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Gold Bar Bob Menendez will claim he hoarded because parents fled Cuba — putting family history on trial

Posted on AllSides May 13th, 2024
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New Jersey senator Rob Menendez is to launch a “Finding Your Roots” defense in his federal corruption trial — claiming his Cuban heritage has given him PTSD.

The indicted Democrat will claim he suffers from “intergenerational post-traumatic stress disorder” thanks to his parents’ experience in Cuba before he was even born, federal court papers say.

The claim will form a key part of his defense once a jury is sworn in at Manhattan federal court, where jury selection began Monday.

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