Menendez Accused of Brazen Bribery Plot Taking Cash and Gold

Menendez Accused of Brazen Bribery Plot Taking Cash and Gold

A Democratic senator who beat the ramp on corruption charges before is back in trouble
again facing federal bribery charges.
As Willie James Inman reports.
Senator Bob Menendez and his wife are denying any wrongdoing.
Federal authorities announced bribery charges against New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez and
his wife.
alleging the Democrat used his influence to benefit the government of Egypt as well
as three Egyptian businessmen.
The indictment alleges that Hanna.
Uribe and Davies provided bribes in the form of cash.
gold.
home mortgage payments.
a low show or a no show job for Nadine Menendez.
According to the indictment.
the couple allegedly accepted hundreds of thousands of dollars worth
of bribes from the three men.
FBI agents raided the Menendez home in June of 2022.
uncovering over $480.000
in cash
stuffed in envelopes and closets.
There are things that Senator Menendez says he can do for his constituents and things
that he says he cannot do for his constituents.
But we allege that behind the scenes.
Senator Menendez was doing those things for certain
people.
Officials also found a Mercedes Benz.
one of the men allegedly provided to the couple.
Following the release of the indictment.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement
that Senator Menendez would temporarily step down from his post as chairman of the Senate
Foreign Relations Committee.
Really.
the allegation here is that he abused the public trust.
that he used this official
position and he used it to increase his own bank account and his wife’s bank account.
In a statement.
Senator Menendez says prosecutors are misrepresenting the normal work of a congressional
office.
calling the claims against him false.
He says he’s confident the matter will be successfully resolved once all the facts are
presented.
Willie James Inman.
CBS News.
Washington.

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