The Department of Justice has indicted Sen. Bob Menendez, D-NJ, and his wife Nadine on charges of bribery.
The indictment came after U.S. Assistant Attorney for Southern District of New York Damian Williams launched a corruption probe last October against Menendez. Menendez is a Senator since 2006 and chair of Senate Foreign Relations Committee.
“A press event will be held today at 11:00 a.m. to announce the unsealing of an indictment charging Robert Menendez, U.S. Senator from New Jersey, and his wife, Nadine Menendez, with bribery offenses in connection with their corrupt relationship with three New Jersey businessmen,” the DOJ said in a statement.
Menendez faces charges for conspiracy to commit fraud and honest services, as well as conspiracy to commit extortion using official authority.
Indictment: Menendez, his wife, and Wael Hana were involved in a corrupt relationship between Wael Hana and Jose Uribe of New Jersey, as well as Fred Daibes of New Jersey. These businessmen allegedly paid bribes to the senators totaling hundreds of thousands dollars. The DOJ claims that the bribes are intended to protect and benefit Egypt.
“Those bribes included cash, gold, payments toward a home…