Salomon Melgen

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.

The Associated Press