The Justice Department pushed back Monday against efforts by U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez to dismiss the corruption indictment against him.
U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) has raised more than $1.5 million for his legal defense fund since he was indicted on federal corruption charges in April.
Menendez has been charged with accepting nearly $1 million in gifts and campaign contributions from Salomon Melgen, an eye doctor and longtime friend of the senator’s, in exchange for a stream of political favors.
A new poll finds that just over half of New Jersey’s voters think U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez should resign from office after being indicted on corruption charges.
The political campaign for U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) paid a law firm $250,000 in December for legal costs related to Justice Department and Senate Ethics Committee investigations into his ties to a major donor, according to disclosure forms filed Friday.
A story on the Washington Post’s website said that as part of the probe, federal agents have questioned witnesses about the interactions between Menendez and Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen.