As the list of Democratic lawmakers asking that he quit his job grows?
The Senator and his wife hunker down after being arrested…..
Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) pleaded not guilty Wednesday to federal charges that he accepted luxurious bribes to help enrich three New Jersey businessmen and benefit Egypt’s government, according to The Associated Press.
His wife, Nadine, also pleaded not guilty to the charges that allege the couple entered a “corrupt relationship” with the businessmen, accepting their “hundreds of thousands of dollars” in exchange for the New Jersey Democrat’s influence, AP reported…
The three-count indictment was unsealed Friday in the Southern District of New York. It alleges Menendez used his “power and influence” as chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee to advantage Egypt and reap benefits for Wael “Will” Hana, Jose Uribe and Fred Daibe. In return, Menendez and his wife were given cash, gold bars, a luxury vehicle and more.
Hana pleaded not guilty Tuesday to the two counts he faces. He was released on bond after depositing $300,000 with the court and agreeing to surrender his passport, according to court filings. Uribe and Daibe also pleaded not guilty to two counts Wednesday…..