Senator Pleads Not Guilty to Foreign Agent Charge

Article Source: CNBC

Article Source: CNBC

Senator Bob Menendez - Wikipedia
  • Senator Bob Menendez has pleaded not guilty to a federal indictment accusing him of conspiring to act as a foreign agent for the Egyptian government in a court arraignment in Manhattan.
  • Menendez, who faces charges related to an alleged years-long corrupt relationship with New Jersey businessmen, had previously pleaded not guilty to an initial three-count indictment, which included bribery, honest services fraud, and extortion under color of official right.
  • The updated indictment introduced a new criminal count, alleging that Menendez unlawfully conspired to “act as an agent of a foreign principal” and used his influence to secretly aid the government of Egypt. Despite calls for his resignation, Menendez has maintained his innocence and vowed to prove it.  Read More

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