Menendez legal professionals can’t persuade pass judgement on to finish bribery trial (time to sweeten the deal?)

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**Written via Doug Powers

New Jersey Senator Bob Menendez’s criminal staff might have attempted getting a mistrial declared by way of slipping the pass judgement on a large envelope stuffed with money, however sarcastically the one approach that may were assured to paintings might were if the pass judgement on used to be Senator Menendez. Again to the strategy planning stage:

8 weeks of from time to time famous person-studded testimony through the likes of Senator Cory Booker and previous Well being and Human Products and services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius got here to an anticlimactic end. The general safeguard witness used to be a regulation company analyst who testified approximately flight data in a bid to turn that Menendez’s common travels to Melgen’s Dominican Republic house have been a part of an extended-time period friendship, quite than a corrupt % among the lads.

Menendez, the senior U.S. Senator from New Jersey, stands accused of the use of his workplace to hold out favors for Melgen, a rich Florida eye physician. In trade, Melgen is accused of offering the outstanding Democrat with loads of heaps of greenbacks of marketing campaign contributions and comfort journeys to the Dominican Republic and Paris.

In advance within the day, U.S. District Pass judgement on William Partitions rejected a safeguard movement to claim a mistrial at the grounds that his rulings had avoided lawyers for Menendez and Melgen from countering the federal government’s fees.

In the meantime, Menendez’s lawyers are plotting their subsequent transfer:

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(h/t Ed Morrissey at Scorching Air)

**Written through Doug Powers

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Published in: Corruption,Democrats

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