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Watch dwell as jury choice begins in corruption trial of US Senator Robert Menendez

Watch dwell as jury choice begins in corruption trial of US Senator Robert Menendez


Watch dwell from outdoors courtroom in New York as jury choice is anticipated to start on Monday 13 Might within the corruption trial of US Senator Robert Menendez.

Mr Menendez, 70, and two New Jersey businessmen face fees in a bribery conspiracy case in Manhattan federal courtroom, in a trial that would final 5 to eight weeks.

The senator’s spouse, Nadine Menendez, has additionally been charged however might be tried individually.

All 4 have pleaded not responsible.

Mr Menendez, New Jersey’s senior senator, is up for re-election in November and if exonerated hopes to run for a fourth full time period as an unbiased.

However current polls present Mr Menendez is deeply unpopular amongst New Jersey voters, and plenty of Democratic senators together with New Jersey’s Cory Booker have referred to as for him to resign.

Democrats and independents who caucus with them maintain a 51-49 Senate majority.

Prosecutors stated Mr Menendez accepted money, gold bars and a Mercedes-Benz convertible in trade for wielding his political affect in New Jersey and to assist Egypt’s and Qatar’s governments.

The alleged crimes occurred between 2018 and 2023.

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Bourbiza Mohamed is a freelance journalist and political science analyst holding a Master's degree in Political Science. Armed with a sharp pen and a discerning eye, Bourbiza Mohamed contributes to various renowned sites, delivering incisive insights on current political and social issues. His experience translates into thought-provoking articles that spur dialogue and reflection.

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