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New Jersey senator’s bribery trial ends in a hung jury

AP Photo/Seth Wenig NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The federal bribery trial of Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez ended Thursday with the jury hopelessly deadlocked on all charges, a partial victory for him that could nevertheless leave the case hanging over his head as he gears up for re-election to a sharply divided Senate. U.S. District Judge William Walls declared a mistrial after more than six full days of deliberations failed to produce a verdict on any of the 18 counts against the New Jersey politician … Read the referenced story here: New…

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Key dates in the bribery case against Sen. Bob Menendez

Key dates in the bribery investigation and trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, a New Jersey Democrat: – November 2012: After a story appears on a conservative website, federal authorizes investigate rumors that Menendez and Florida ophthalmologist Salomon Melgen consorted with prostitutes at Melgen’s home in the Dominican Republic. Three women later recant and say they were paid to make the false claims. Menendez wins re-election to the Senate and is named chair of the Foreign Relations Committee. – January 2013: As the probe widens to … Read the referenced story…

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New Jersey Sen. Menendez’s bribery trial ends in a hung jury

AP Photo/Julio Cortez NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The federal bribery trial of Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez ended in a mistrial Thursday when the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on all charges against the New Jersey politician and a wealthy donor. Prosecutors did not immediately say whether they plan to retry the lawmaker. U.S. District Judge William Walls declared a hung jury after more than six full days of deliberations that had to be re-started midway through when a juror was replaced. There was … Read the referenced story here: New…

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Menendez Bribery Trial Ends in Mistrial

The federal bribery trial of Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez ended in a mistrial Thursday when the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on all charges against the New Jersey politician and a wealthy donor.   Prosecutors can seek to retry the lawmaker.   U.S. District Judge William Walls declared the mistrial after more than six full days of deliberations that had to be re-started midway through when a juror was replaced.   There was no immediate word on which way the jury was leaning – toward conviction or toward acquittal….

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