By Earnest Jones  |  01-31-2018   News
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It’s been two years of hectic dogging for Sen. Bob Menendez after he was accused of giving political favors in return for gifts.

This is about to change despite several attempts to reach a verdict, the jurors have been unable to decide whether or not Menendez gave favors.

This implies that the New Jersey Senator could be completely free of criminal charges after the Justice Department asked a federal court on Wednesday to drop the indictment against him.

A motion was filed in U.S. District Court in Newark citing a decision that was made by Judge William Walls last week that acquitted Menendez of three bribery counts tied to $660,000 in campaign contributions provided by his co-defendant, Salomon Melgen.

The decision was reached after a jury last year could not reach a verdict and a mistrial was declared. Afterward, 10 of the 12 jurors told reporters they were prepared to acquit the senator because the government had not proved its case.

The New Jersey Senator was accused of taking bribes in the form of campaign contributions and luxury travel in exchange for using his office to promote Melgen's business and personal interests with officials of President Barack Obama's administration.

Source: https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2018/01/31/justice-department-asks-drop-menendez-indictment-ending-case-launched-2015/1083038001/

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