Corruption Trial of Senator Robert Menendez


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The corruption trial of Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey has been rescheduled to May 13, after defense lawyers requested additional time to review extensive exhibits and witness statements provided by prosecutors. The trial was delayed by a week to allow for proper preparation.

Case Details and Trial Proceedings

Senator Menendez, along with his wife Nadine Menendez and two New Jersey businessmen, are facing charges in a bribery conspiracy case. Prosecutors allege that the Menendezes received cash, gold, and a luxury car in exchange for the senator’s use of political influence to assist allies in New Jersey, Egypt, and Qatar. All defendants have pleaded not guilty to the charges.

The trial, initially set for May 6 with all defendants, was rescheduled after Ms. Menendez’s lawyers cited her medical condition requiring surgery and extended recovery time. She will now stand trial separately on July 8.

Senator Menendez, a Democrat, has expressed confidence in being exonerated and potentially running for re-election as an independent in November. The defense emphasized the importance of a timely trial to prevent damaging allegations from affecting the senator’s political future.

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