US Senator Bob Menendez indicted for acting as agent of Egypt


These charges are in addition to previous charges of bribery against Menendez and relate to the same incidents. These charges are in addition to previous charges of bribery against Menendez and are related to the same incidents.

The indictment alleges that Menendez accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of bribes from Egyptian businessmen in cash, gold, vehicles, mortgage payments, and compensation for a no-show job. In September, officials executed a warrant to search Menendez’s home and discovered luxury cars, gold bars and more than $480,000 in cash stuffed in envelopes and safes. Prosecutors claim that in exchange for the bribes Menendez agreed to perform “a series” of official acts or breaches of duty which benefited Egypt. This included: providing sensitive government information to Egypt, protecting the business monopolies and interfering in New Jersey, and federal investigations,

Menendez is accused of violating the Foreign Agents Registration Act (FARA), which regulates individuals in the US who act on behalf of foreign powers. Persons who engage in certain activities, such as political advocacy or public relations, on behalf of foreign entities qualify to be foreign agents. Foreign agents are required to register with the US attorney general. Menendez, as a public servant, is not allowed to act as a foreign agents, even if registered correctly. The new indictment cited past statements from Menendez where he discussed the prohibition on public officials acting as foreign agents and said that a former member of Congress who had engaged in such conduct should be “held to account.”

These charges come soon after Menendez was indicted for various corruption-related charges. Menendez has been called to resign by more than half of Senate Democrats, including New Jersey’s other Democratic senator, Cory Booker. Menendez’s primary challenges called for his expulsion.

Menendez has not yet commented on these new charges. He had previously denied the charges of corruption. He said that he remembered a 2015 corruption case which ended in a partial conviction and charges being dropped. “They wrote the charges how they wanted, but the facts aren’t as presented.” The last time prosecutors did this, a trial showed that it was a mistake. People should remember that before accepting the prosecutor’s version.”

Menendez was also

charged with various corruption offenses in 2015 for allegedly accepting over $600,00 in bribes from a friend, ophthalmologist Salomon Milligan. However, a jury deadlocked on the charges in November 2017, resulting in a mistral. A federal judge then acquitted Menendez on 7 out of 18 charges facing him in January 2018, and the US Department of Justice (DOJ) dropped the remaining charges days later.