Re: U.S. Sen. Menendez - new federal investigation

Posted by Stringer on 2017/9/6 12:47:16
Sen. Robert Menendez is pictured. | AP Photo

“I look forward to proving our innocence and being exonerated,” the 63-year-old Robert Menendez told reporters last week. | Julio Cortez/AP

Once a corruption fighter, Menendez now set to stand trial on bribery charges

 By -09/06/2017 05:10 AM EDT

As a 20-something political upstart in New Jersey, Robert Menendez sat in a witness box in federal court — so fearful of retribution he wore a bullet-proof vest — and pointed a finger at his political mentor: William V. Musto, the mayor of Union City.

Thirty-five years later, Menendez, now one of the highest-ranking Democrats in Washington, is returning to federal court in the same city in which he became a government witness.

http://www.politico.com/states/new-je ... on-bribery-charges-114282


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