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Justice Department Files New Charges Against Sen Robert Menendez

The Department of Justice (DOJ) announced new charges against New Jersey Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez in a court filing Tuesday.

Menendez and his wife, Nadine, were initially charged with conspiracy to commit bribery. indictment Secured in September. The Department of Justice announces new charges, include Obstruction of justice, extortion, and honest services wire fraud will be prioritized. It has been submitted Tuesday. (Related article: 'They're not going to be very sympathetic': Turley outlines Justice Department strategy to 'let jurors watch the developments' over indicted senators)

The new charges come after Jose Uribe, one of three businessmen indicted in September along with Menendez and his wife, pleaded guilty to seven charges on Friday.

Reports in September said the Menendez couple allegedly received cash and gold bullion from three New Jersey businessmen in exchange for aid to the Egyptian government. release By the Department of Justice. According to the newspaper, Menendez's wife also allegedly received a new Mercedes-Benz car after the senator tried to obstruct a criminal investigation in New Jersey. indictment.

Menendez announced in September that he would temporarily resign as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee following the indictment. Mr. Menendez went on trial on corruption charges in 2017, and his jury returned a hung verdict.

Menendez did not immediately respond to a request for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation.

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