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Fri Sep 22, 2023, 09:32 AM Sep 2023

Sen. Bob Menendez indicted again for corruption, allegedly had cash stuffed in coat, gold bars [View all]

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Source: ABC News

September 22, 2023, 1:03 PM


A federal grand jury in New York has returned a sweeping indictment against United States Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., chairman of the powerful Foreign Relations Committee, in connection with improper foreign relations and business dealings. The investigation focused on a luxury car, gold bars and an apartment allegedly received by Menendez and his wife, Nadine Arslanian. His wife was also indicted.

The indictment charges Menendez, 69, and his wife with having a corrupt relationship with three New Jersey businessmen -- Wael Hana, Jose Uribe and Fred Daides. The indictment accuses Menendez and his wife of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars of bribes in exchange for using the senator's power and influence to seek to protect and enrich the businessman. "Those bribes included cash, gold, payments toward a home mortgage, compensation for a low-or-no-show job, a luxury vehicle, and other things of value," the indictment said.

This is the second time New Jersey's senior senator has been charged with corruption. A 2015 indictment ended in a mistrial in 2018 after a jury failed to reach a verdict on all counts and a judge acquitted him on some charges. The previous charges against Menendez centered on his relationship with Florida eye doctor Solomon Melgen, a close ally of the senator. Menendez allegedly accepted gifts from Melgen in exchange for using the power of his senate office to benefit the doctor's financial and personal interests.

Menendez is facing reelection next year and will have to step down as the chairman of the powerful Senate Foreign Relations Committee. Rules for the Senate Democratic caucus say that any member who is charged with a felony must step aside from a leadership position. However, according to a person close to Menendez, the senator will not resign.

Read more: https://abcnews.go.com/Politics/sen-bob-menendez-indicted-gifts-gold-bars-car/story?id=103407936



Link to indictment (PDF) - https://s3.documentcloud.org/documents/23989458/united-states-of-america-v-robert-menendez-nadine-menendez-wael-hana-jose-uribe-and-fred-daibes.pdf

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Sen. Bob Menendez indicted over gifts of gold bars, car, apartment

September 22, 2023, 11:10 AM


A federal grand jury in New York has returned a sweeping indictment against United States Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., chairman of the powerful Foreign Relations Committee, in connection with improper foreign relations and business dealings. The investigation focused on a luxury car, gold bars and an apartment allegedly received by Menendez and his wife, Nadine Arslanian. His wife was also indicted.

The indictment charges Menendez, 69, and his wife with having a corrupt relationship with three New Jersey businessmen -- Wael Hana, Jose Uribe and Fred Daides. The indictment accuses Menendez and his wife of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars of bribes in exchange for using the senator's power and influence to seek to protect and enrich the businessman.

"Those bribes included cash, gold, payments toward a home mortgage, compensation for a low-or-no-show job, a luxury vehicle, and other things of value," the indictment said. This is the second time New Jersey's senior senator has been charged with corruption. A 2015 indictment ended in a mistrial in 2018 after a jury failed to reach a verdict on all counts and a judge acquitted him on some charges.

The previous charges against Menendez centered on his relationship with Florida eye doctor Solomon Melgen, a close ally of the senator. Menendez allegedly accepted gifts from Melgen in exchange for using the power of his senate office to benefit the doctor's financial and personal interests. In June 2022, federal agents searched Menendez's New Jersey home and found "fruits" of the pair's "corrupt bribery agreement" with the three businessmen, according to the indictment. Investigators found over $480,000 in cash, some stuffed in envelopes and hidden in clothing, as well as $70,000 in Nadine Menendez's safe deposit box.



September 22, 2023, 10:00 AM


A federal grand jury in New York has returned a sweeping indictment against United States Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., chairman of the powerful Foreign Relations Committee. The investigation focused on a luxury car, gold bars and an apartment allegedly received by Menendez and his wife, Nadine Arslanian. His wife was also indicted.

The indictment charges Menendez, 69, and his wife with having a corrupt relationship with three New Jersey businessmen -- Wael Hana, Jose Uribe and Fred Daides.

The indictment accuses Menendez and his wife of accepting hundreds of thousands of dollars of bribes in exchange for using the senator's power and influence to seek to protect and enrich the businessman. "Those bribes included cash, gold, payments toward a home mortgage, compensation for a low-or-no-show job, a luxury vehicle, and other things of value," the indictment said.

In June 2022, federal agents searched Menendez's New Jersey home and found "fruits" of the pair's "corrupt bribery agreement" with the three businessmen, according to the indictment. Investigators found over $480,000 in cash, some stuffed in envelopes and hidden in clothing, as well as $70,000 in Nadine Menendez's safe deposit box. Also found in the home were over $100,000 worth of gold bars, "provided by either Hana or Daibes," according to the indictment.



Original article -

September 22, 2023, 9:26 AM


A federal grand jury in New York has returned an indictment against United States Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., chairman of the powerful Foreign Relations Committee.

The investigation focused on a luxury car, gold bars and an apartment allegedly received by Menendez and his wife, Nadine Arslanian.


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Well that's just great. 🤬 a kennedy Sep 2023 #1
No kidding. calimary Sep 2023 #2
Oh, there's the Democrat I remember! yardwork Sep 2023 #3
this is not menendez' first rodeo. rampartc Sep 2023 #6
That's assuming that he is reelected next year Jose Garcia Sep 2023 #28
Last thing we need,... magicarpet Sep 2023 #4
It takes time for a trial, gab13by13 Sep 2023 #8
2024 n/t Scruffy1 Sep 2023 #15
The GOP does not care about guilt or innocents. magicarpet Sep 2023 #16
He's up for reelection in '24. Lochloosa Sep 2023 #18
Updated story (same link) brooklynite Sep 2023 #5
Maybe he can resign in shame when Clarence Thomas resigns in shame. /sarcasm sybylla Sep 2023 #26
The obvius thing for him to do edhopper Sep 2023 #7
I doubt he will resign. gab13by13 Sep 2023 #10
Probabaly not edhopper Sep 2023 #12
This is going to be another Senate race we're going to have to worry about... brooklynite Sep 2023 #9
Primary him. gab13by13 Sep 2023 #11
There are two democratic senate candidates who've declared jimfields33 Sep 2023 #14
Neither of them are consequential... brooklynite Sep 2023 #23
Understand. I didn't really know them myself. jimfields33 Sep 2023 #32
I wish Sherrell would step up. RandySF Sep 2023 #20
He should resign ebbie15644 Sep 2023 #13
Can we add Alito to the resignation list,... magicarpet Sep 2023 #21
Yep, question ebbie15644 Sep 2023 #45
Makes me wonder if the feds are working on a case against Supreme Thomas. Scruffy1 Sep 2023 #22
Fuck Traildogbob Sep 2023 #17
I saw this coming a mile away. RandySF Sep 2023 #19
I am sure the USSCOTUS will see justices step down in solidarity over their guilt too. GreenWave Sep 2023 #24
"Forget it Jake, it's it's Chinatown." Hotler Sep 2023 #25
This is a sad situation, but a perfect opportunity for Dems. Irish_Dem Sep 2023 #27
I totally agree with this post!! BComplex Sep 2023 #40
What an idiot. Calista241 Sep 2023 #29
I hope it doesn't affect his daughter's career Taraman Sep 2023 #30
Democrats virtually forced Franken to resign for far more tenuous reasons Tom Rinaldo Sep 2023 #31
Thanks, Tom. elleng Sep 2023 #49
And a tip of the hat back at ya... Tom Rinaldo Sep 2023 #53
Booo! AllyCat Sep 2023 #33
If factual, my primary question is.. Eyeball_Kid Sep 2023 #34
I have no doubt that it's factual that they found the items listed. cstanleytech Sep 2023 #36
It pisses me off when Democrats do shit like this hamsterjill Sep 2023 #35
Unfortunately BumRushDaShow Sep 2023 #46
He should probably be jailed if for no other reason than being stupid. Happy Hoosier Sep 2023 #37
How stupid. republianmushroom Sep 2023 #38
Obvious scumbag bagimin Sep 2023 #39
You mean the same thing Clarence Thomas does? Flatrat Sep 2023 #41
When is Clarence and Jenny Thomas getting arrested? What about beer guy and scalito. onecaliberal Sep 2023 #42
Link to indictment. onenote Sep 2023 #43
Thanks! BumRushDaShow Sep 2023 #47
Figure out a way to indict thomas Marthe48 Sep 2023 #44
What a guy! swag Sep 2023 #48
Alicia is not going to be happy about this story! n/t aggiesal Sep 2023 #50
This looks bad. honest.abe Sep 2023 #51
Bob's a bum tonekat Sep 2023 #52
What irks me if how he is trying to play the race card. totodeinhere Sep 2023 #54
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