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Vote based Congressperson Bounce Menendez blamed for defilement

By b0oua Mar 6, 2024

According to a court document that was made public on Tuesday, Democratic Senator Bob Menendez of the United States of America, who was already being prosecuted with his wife in a bribery case involving Egypt and Qatar, has been indicted once more in this case for hindering a judicial inquiry.

The senator is currently being investigated for a total of sixteen crimes, some of which include bribery, influence peddling for the advantage of Qatar and Egypt, and representing the Egyptian government in an official capacity.

At the beginning of the affair, the Democratic parliamentarian was accused of accepting “hundreds of thousands of dollars” in bribes, specifically in the form of cash or gold bars, from his wife between the years 2018 and 2022. These bribes were allegedly accepted in exchange for the parliamentarian’s influence to “protect and enrich” three New Jersey businessmen and to support the Egyptian government.

The elected official, who is 70 years old and has so far entered a plea of not guilty, has been deaf to calls for resignation from his own camp. However, at the end of 2023, he resigned from his position as the president of the Senate Foreign Affairs Committee, which is a very influential committee.

One of the three businessmen who were also charged recently entered a guilty plea to some allegations, which coincided with the issuance of the new indictment, which was issued in the federal court in Manhattan.

Robert Menendez, a veteran figure in American politics who was born to Cuban immigrant parents, will begin his trial on May 6 before the Supreme Court. AFP attempted to get in touch with him, but he did not answer right away.

An indictment against Senator Menendez and his wife accuses them with obstruction of justice.
An additional eighteen counts of corruption charges have been added to those that a New Jersey Democrat was already facing.

In addition to the corruption allegations that Senator Bob Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey, is already facing, a new indictment that was unsealed on Tuesday included 18 counts of obstruction of justice charges against both Senator Menendez and his wife.

Earlier charges against Menendez included receiving hundreds of thousands of dollars from businesspeople in order to obstruct law enforcement investigations that they were facing, as well as illegally working as an agent of the Egyptian government. Menendez has entered a plea of not guilty to both of these charges.

In the new indictment, federal prosecutors in Manhattan stated that Menendez’s former attorneys had informed them in meetings that took place the previous year that Menendez had not been aware of mortgage or car payments that two businessmen had made for his wife until the year 2022, and that when he found out about the payments, he believed that they were loans.

Prosecutors argued that “in truth and in fact, and as Menendez well knew, Menendez had learned of both the mortgage company payment and the car payments prior to 2022, and although they were not loans, they were bribe payments,” Menendez had learned of both of these payments.

In response to requests for comment, the attorneys who are currently representing Menendez at the law firm Paul Hastings did not immediately react. When it came to representing Menendez in the case, the attorneys from Winston & Strawn were replaced by the team from Paul Hastings in November of last year.

In response to a request for comment, the attorneys representing Nadine Menendez did not immediately react. In addition, she has entered a plea of not guilty.

Jose Uribe, the businessman who is suspected of making the money for the car, entered a guilty plea to the accusations of fraud and bribery as recently as last week.

The charges against Senator Menendez were brought in September of last year, and the prosecution stated that they had discovered gold bars and envelopes loaded with cash inside jackets in the senator’s apartment.

Additionally, it was stated that Wael Hana, a businessman, had arranged meetings between Senator Menendez and Egyptian officials, who would then persuade the senator to give his approval for military assistance.

In exchange, Hana allegedly placed Menendez’s wife on the payroll of a business that Hana controlled, according to the prosecution. There is no guilty plea entered by Hana.

A more comprehensive accusation against Menendez was submitted by the prosecution in January. The indictment accused him of assisting a New Jersey businessman in his pursuit of investment from a Qatari corporation that had connections to the government of the Middle Eastern Country.

Despite calls to quit, including those from other Democrats, Menendez has remained in his position.

By b0oua

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