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US Sen. Bob Menendez pleads not guilty to pocketing bribes in a wide-ranging corruption case

Sep. 27, 2023 15:57 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to federal charges accusing him of pocketing bribes of cash and gold bars in exchange for wielding his political influence to secretly advance Egyptian interests and do favors for local businessmen. ...

Calls are mounting for Menendez to resign as Democrats grapple with 'shocking' bribery allegations

Sep. 26, 2023 22:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez came under heavy pressure to resign Tuesday as a surging number of his Democratic colleagues in the Senate, including fellow New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker, urged him to step aside over the federal bribery allegations against him. Around half...

Erdogan says Menendez resignation from Senate committee boosts Turkey's bid to acquire F-16s

Sep. 26, 2023 07:56 AM EDT

ISTANBUL (AP) — Turkey’s chances of acquiring F-16 fighter jets from the U.S. have been boosted by Sen. Bob Menendez stepping down as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in remarks published Tuesday. Menendez, the senior...

Democratic Sen. Menendez rejects calls to resign and says cash found in home was not bribe proceeds

Sep. 25, 2023 19:21 PM EDT

UNION CITY, N.J. (AP) — Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey defiantly pushed back against federal corruption charges on Monday, saying nearly half a million dollars in cash authorities found in his home was from his personal savings, not from bribes, and was on hand for emergencies. ...

Menendez gains a primary opponent as calls for his resignation grow after indictment

Sep. 23, 2023 18:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Andy Kim of New Jersey announced on Saturday that he will run against Sen. Robert Menendez in the state’s Democratic primary for Senate next year, saying he feels compelled to run against the three-term senator after he and his wife were indicted on sweeping corruption...

Biden faces foreign policy trouble spots as he aims to highlight his experience on the global stage

Sep. 23, 2023 12:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — This probably wasn't how President Joe Biden envisioned his big foreign policy week ending. Biden spent much of the time trying to make the case to world leaders at the U.N. General Assembly as well as to Democratic donors and voters that his decades of foreign...

Bribery case against Sen. Menendez shines light on powerful NJ developer accused of corruption

Sep. 23, 2023 08:37 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — In late 2020, Sen. Bob Menendez met with Philip Sellinger, a private practice lawyer and former fundraiser for the senator, to assess his potential fit as the next U.S. attorney for the state of New Jersey — and to discuss one case in particular. If appointed,...

Gold bars, cash-stuffed envelopes: New indictment of Sen. Menendez alleges vast corruption

Sep. 22, 2023 20:00 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Powerful Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey was charged Friday with secretly aiding the authoritarian government of Egypt and trying to thwart the criminal prosecution of a friend in exchange for gold bars and cash under a corruption indictment that accuses him of using his foreign...

Who's Bob Menendez? New Jersey's senator charged with corruption has survived politically for years

Sep. 22, 2023 17:20 PM EDT

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez's defense against new federal corruption charges against him, his wife and business associates Friday revealed that he's adopting the same defiant stance he took when he faced federal accusations nearly a decade ago. A three-term senator who...

US prosecutors say a search of Sen. Bob Menendez's home turned up $100,000 in gold bars and $480,000 in hidden cash

Sep. 22, 2023 10:00 AM EDT
WASHINGTON (AP) — US prosecutors say a search of Sen. Bob Menendez's home turned up $100,000 in gold bars and $480,000 in hidden cash.