DOJ hits back at Senator Menendez in court filings

Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds hearings on world slavery and human rights, in WashingtonLawyers for the U.S. Justice Department on Monday filed a stinging rebuke to U.S. Senator Robert Menendez’s bid to have political corruption charges against him dismissed. Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat and former chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, was indicted in April for bribery, accused of accepting up to $1 million worth of lavish gifts from Salomon Melgen, a Florida ophthalmologist, in exchange for political favors. Menendez was released without bail and Melgen was released on $1.5 million bond.

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