Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ) speaks during a news conference in Newark, New Jersey

Senator Menendez pleads not guilty to corruption charges

U.S. Senator Robert Menendez arrives to the Federal court in Newark, New JerseyBy Sebastien Malo NEWARK, N.J. (Reuters) – U.S. Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey, a leading foreign policy voice in Congress, entered a not guilty plea on corruption charges during a federal court appearance on Thursday and was released without bail. Menendez, a Democrat, was charged on Wednesday with accepting up to $1 million worth of lavish gifts from Salomon Melgen, a Florida ophthalmologist, in exchange for political favors. Menendez stood next to his attorney, Abbe Lowell, who entered not-guilty pleas for him on 14 corruption counts. Following the court appearance, Menendez, now in his second Senate term, maintained his innocence and lashed out at federal prosecutors.

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