Democratic Sen. Robert Menendez has been indicted on federal corruption charges

Democratic Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey has been indicted on federal corruption charges linked with several New Jersey businessmen.

The Charges: Menendez is accused of engaging in a corrupt relationship with three New Jersey associates and businessmen, and accepted significant bribes in exchange for using his senatorial power and influence.
* Named in the indictment with Menendez are his wife Nadine, real estate developer Fred Daibes, and associates Wael Hana and Joseph Uribe.
* These bribes included cash, gold, mortgage payments, compensation for a low-or-no-show job, a luxury vehicle, and other gifts.

Previous Case: Menendez faced an unrelated corruption trial six years ago that ended with a hung jury.

Further Steps: The U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York announced that prosecutors would share more details about the charges at a press event.

Indictment Unsealed: The indictment was unsealed in federal court in Manhattan.

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