Salomon Melgen


Sen. Menendez Faces Federal Corruption Trial, Unless Supreme Court Intervenes

WASHINGTON—Sen. Robert Menendez (D-NJ) has lost his final opportunity for a federal appeals court to spare him from multiple corruption indictments, leaving him with only the hope of an intervention by the U.S. Supreme Court to avoid a trial on 22 felonies that could send him to prison for years.

The Associated Press

Bob Menendez Pleads Not Guilty to Corruption Charges

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez pleaded not guilty Thursday to charges that he accepted nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from a longtime friend in exchange for a stream of political favors, and his lawyer compared the case to the government’s failed prosecutions of former Alaska Sen. Ted Stevens and former North Carolina Sen. John Edwards.

AP Photo/Mel Evans

Obama Administration Indicts Sen. Bob Menendez

The New Jersey Democrat, an influential voice on foreign policy, was accused of using his office to improperly benefit a Florida eye doctor and political donor who provided him with trips aboard his luxury jet.