Sen. Bob Menendez hit with obstruction of justice charges in bribery case

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Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., was deed Tuesday pinch charges that he and his woman conspired to obstruct justness successful nan bribery lawsuit against them.

The superseding indictment against Menendez and his woman Nadine brings nan full amount of national charges facing nan once-powerful caput of nan Senate Foreign Relations Committee to 18.

The new indictment comes conscionable days aft 1 of Menendez’s co-defendants successful nan case, New Jersey businessman Jose Uribe, pleaded guilty and agreed to cooperate pinch nan probe.

The archive cites a gathering Nadine Menendez had pinch Uribe successful 2022 aft national investigators had issued subpoenas seeking accusation astir payments he'd made connected a luxury car for her, which prosecutors said was portion of nan bribery scheme. She asked Uribe what he'd show investigators and he said he'd show them it was a loan, nan filing says. She told him that "sounded good," according to nan indictment.

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