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Prosecutors Won’t Retry Menendez

His case last fall ended in a mistrial.

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Kimberly Railey
Feb. 1, 2018, 10:14 a.m.

“The Justice Department Wednesday filed to dismiss its remaining charges against Sen. Bob Menendez (D), bringing the legal case that has hovered over the New Jersey Democrat for years to a close.”

“An 11-week trial last fall resulted in a hung jury. Prosecutors had accused the senator of accepting bribes from Dr. Salomon Melgen, a wealthy ophthalmologist in Florida, in return for political favors. The charges against Melgen were also dropped. Both men pleaded not guilty to all charges.”

“After last fall’s trial ended, one juror told reporters the jury was split 10-2 on all counts in favor of acquittal.” (CNN)

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